Overall, these findings are consistent with our hypothesis that time within an autocratic regime has a dampening effect on economic performance, while time outside of autocracies
is conducive to economic growth, with the more time outside of autocracy having an increasingly greater and positive effect on economic growth and income.
Next door [to Portugal] you have Spain, they were both autocracies
35 years ago, bad autocracies
, really bad, where they killed people in the streets, and civilians and students.
The protests are inspired by the Arab Spring movements that have toppled regimes in Tunisia and Egypt and shaken long-time autocracies
elsewhere in the Arab world.
Moreover, democracies better foster economic growth, stability, and peace (at least with other democracies) than autocracies
Washington - PNN - Comparing the status quo between Palestine and Israel to the Arab autocracies
that have recently crumbled, Secretary of State Hilary Clinton called for a new push for peace on Tuesday.
He said Iran, with its different system of governance, has a democratic political structure that is different from the autocracies
that are experiencing popular unrest in the region.
Precisely at that time, the Polish nobility was experimenting with limited democracy while its neighbours were developing rabid autocracies
that would endure for more than a 100 years.
Whereas secularizing Westernized autocracies
like the Shah's prompted upwellings of religious radicalism, Iran's religious dictatorship has produced a softening secularization that is likely to last, since both non-religious and faithful Iranians increasingly see representative government as indispensable to their values.
The concert would not just act on its own: its members would work through other international institutions, including the United Nations, to mobilize democracies and autocracies
alike to meet pressing global challenges.
Now, as then, such a combination will breed failed states and dangerous new autocracies
In instances where the United States must negotiate with autocracies
, Cooley argues that America should publicize the economic incentives given in exchange for basing rights in order to create some minimal domestic accountability for how these funds are spent.
Scholarly response has been commensurately diverse, with many comparativists offering hybrid regime typologies that highlight the electoral features of twenty-first century autocracies