2017 (English)In: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Political Behavior / [ed] Fathali Moghaddam, Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2017Chapter in book (Refereed)
Feckless pluralism refers to political systems that fall short of democratic standards, but contain contested elections and alternation of power between different political groups. It is a form of government that is neither democratic nor autocratic. Hybrid regimes of this sort caught the attention of political scientists in the wake of the third wave of democratisation, as a number of countries in Eurasia, Africa and Latin America seemingly got stuck along the road towards democracy. Some political regimes in the grey zone between democracy and autocracy are referred to as dominant power politics systems. This entry introduces Thomas Carothers’ concept of feckless pluralism and its relation to the wider notion of hybrid regimes.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications, 2017.
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Research subject Political Science
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