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Democratic Development in the Modern World: Modeling Paths of Political Changes

Student: Polina Lushnikova

Supervisor: Valentina Kuskova

Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences

Educational Programme: Political Science (Bachelor)

Final Grade: 8

Year of Graduation: 2018

In this paper, we consider diferent concepts of democracy, which are most often encountered in political science. Recently, a number of empirical studies have been carried out, which examined various factors that afect democratic development. In this study, we attempted to test the typology of Collier and Levitsky's democracy. The testing of this concept is necessary in connection with the beginning of the "fourth wave" of democratization and the beginning of the Arab Spring. Studies that have been conducted previously do not verify the typology composition in recent years, according to the most recent available data.

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