This profile was current as of 2006, when he was part of the on-campus Kellogg community.
Lucan A. Way is professor of political science at the University of Toronto, where he codirects the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine. A former Kellogg Institute visiting fellow, he focuses his research on democratization and authoritarianism in the former Soviet Union and the developing world. His work on competitive authoritarianism has helped stimulate new and wide-ranging research into the dynamics of hybrid democratic-authoritarian rule.
With Steven Levitsky, also a former Kellogg visiting fellow, Way is writing a new book, under contract with Princeton University Press, on the durability of authoritarian regimes founded in violent revolutionary struggle.
His recent publications include Pluralism by Default: Weak Autocrats and the Rise of Competitive Politics (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2015) and, with Steven Levitsky, Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War (Cambridge University Press, 2010).
The cochair of the editorial board of the Journal of Democracy, Way holds a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.
How Autocrats Can Rig the Game and Damage Democracy
Jan 4, 2019
Two former visiting fellows, Lucan Ahmad Way and Steven Levitsky, say democracy can be fundamentally compromised without obvious civil liberties violations or electoral fraud in a new article in The Washington Post.
Dictators in a Democracy? Former Kellogg Scholars Publish Book On Authoritarian Successor Parties
Sep 10, 2018
A new book that got its start at a 2015 Kellogg Institute conference examines why some authoritarian leaders manage to return to power even after their nations transition to democracy.