Shadows of the Past: The Democratic Legacies of Authoritarian Parties
Professor of Political Science, University of Michigan
Research Professor, Center for Political Science, University of Michigan
The literature on party and party system institutionalization focuses on party institutionalization as a function of democratic factors. But more than half of authoritarian regimes from 1950 to 2006 had at least one political party. Hicken, drawing on a paper co-authored with Darin Self of Cornell University, investigates the extent to which the institutional environment under authoritarian rule shapes party competition and institutionalization after a democratic transition.
Allen Hicken is Professor of Political Science and Research Professor at the Center for Political Science at the University of Michigan, where he studies political institutions and political economy in developing countries. His work focuses on political parties and party systems in developing democracies and their role in policymaking. He specializes in the study of Southeast Asia and has worked in Thailand, the Philippines, and Cambodia...