Title:Pathways to successful state formation Author(s):JÜDE, Johannes Date:2019Citation:
- Florence : European University Institute, 2019
Type:ThesisSeries/Number:EUI PhD theses; Department of Political and Social SciencesAbstract:This dissertation analyzes and compares successful and unsuccessful trajectories of state formation in six states in Sub-Saharan Africa. My research has been primarily motivated by two observations: (i) the formation of ...
Title:Should I stay, or should I go? : on the determinants of elite defections in electoral autocracies Author(s):DEL RÍO RODRÍGUEZ, AdriánDate:2020Citation:
- Florence : European University Institute, 2020
Type:ThesisSeries/Number:EUI PhD theses; Department of Political and Social SciencesAbstract:Defections within the ruling elite often endanger the authoritarian rule, emboldening opposition groupings and paving the way for a regime breakdown. For example, defections to the opposition were crucial in the fall of ...