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A Model of Democratic Backsliding

Speaker
Benjamin Villányi
Date
08/11/2021 - 10:00 - 09:00Add To Calendar 2021-11-08 09:00:00 2021-11-08 10:00:00 A Model of Democratic Backsliding Luo and Przeworski (2019) present a model that analyses the gradual transition of countries towards a more autocratic regime, often called illiberal democracy. In this multi-stage model in each period the government chooses a level of political advantage, which corresponds to the difficulty to replace them during the elections. However, voters cannot observe this choice in advance, and must decide whether to vote for a possibly worse challenger or leave the incumbent in power. From the model two scenarios emerge – populism and polarisation, which eventually determine the equilibrium level of political advantage, which gives an acceptable security to the incumbent, yet is acceptable of the voters who fear losing democratic control. Seminar Room, Department of Economics אוניברסיטת בר-אילן - המחלקה לכלכלה Economics.Dept@mail.biu.ac.il Asia/Jerusalem public
Place
Seminar Room, Department of Economics
Affiliation
Bar-Ilan University
Abstract

Luo and Przeworski (2019) present a model that analyses the gradual transition of countries towards a more autocratic regime, often called illiberal democracy. In this multi-stage model in each period the government chooses a level of political advantage, which corresponds to the difficulty to replace them during the elections. However, voters cannot observe this choice in advance, and must decide whether to vote for a possibly worse challenger or leave the incumbent in power. From the model two scenarios emerge – populism and polarisation, which eventually determine the equilibrium level of political advantage, which gives an acceptable security to the incumbent, yet is acceptable of the voters who fear losing democratic control.

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