I would like to thank Larry Bartels, Lisa Blaydes, Carles Boix, Damarys Canache, José Cheibub, Jeff Cohen, Alex Debs, Larry Diamond, Tiberiu Dragu, Georgy Egorov, Jon Eguia, Scott Gehlbach, Navid Hassanpour, Jude Hays, Phil Keefer, Carrie Konold, Beth Leech, Beatriz Magaloni, Nikolay Marinov, Mathew McCubbins, James Melton, Monika Nalepa, Mattias Polborn, Robert Powell, Rainer Schwabe, Francesco Sobbrio, Bonnie Weir, Matt Winters, and participants at seminars at the University of Illinois, IMT Lucca, Northwestern, Princeton, Stanford, University of São Paulo, Yale, and the APSA and MPSA conferences for helpful comments and Dan Koev and Michael Martin for research assistance. The data and simulation code from this article can be found at the author's website, http://publish.illinois.edu/msvolik/.
Learning to Love Democracy: Electoral Accountability and the Success of Democracy
Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013
©2013, Midwest Political Science Association
American Journal of Political Science
Volume 57, Issue 3, pages 685–702, July 2013
How to Cite
Svolik, M. W. (2013), Learning to Love Democracy: Electoral Accountability and the Success of Democracy. American Journal of Political Science, 57: 685–702. doi: 10.1111/ajps.12005
- Issue online: 1 JUL 2013
- Version of Record online: 17 APR 2013
Disclaimer: Supplementary materials have been peer-reviewed but not copyedited.
Figure A1: The timing of moves in the accountability game in Section 2.2
Figure A2: The incumbent's and challenger's expected per-period payoffs if the voter acquiesces in the trap of pessimistic expectations
Figure A3: Simulated distribution of time to breakdown and consolidation
Figure A4: Empirical distribution of the survival time of currently existing and failed democracies, 1789-2008
Table A1: Descriptive statistics of covariates in the change-point analysis of democratic survival
Table A2: The time-dependent effect of economic decline on the hazard of democratic breakdowns
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