Why are oil states often not democratic, even when multiparty elections take place? Michael Wahman and Matthias Basedau examine how oil revenues influence the political balance of power in countries with authoritarian regimes.
Taxes, labour and natural resources – with state expansion, the states' economic demands of the population increase. Using historical data from the former colony of German East Africa, Alexander De Juan investigates the conditions under which this leads to violent rebellion.more
In the new Journal of Politics in Latin America the authors investigate, among other things, the stability of democracies in Latin America. They look at civic participation in Brazil, the rule of law in Ecuador, and the link between the perception of corruption and turnover elections in Latin America.more
Egypt, Iraq, Syria, Islamic State – the Middle East is undergoing a profound transformation. A dossier brings together background analysis and information about our experts. more