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General Research Seminar with Lucan Way

Society and economy

At the General Research Seminar (AFS) Lucan Way, University of Toronto, presents the paper: "Social revolution and Authoritarian Durability”.

3 Dec 2020
15:15 - 17:00

Department of Political Science

Lucan Ahmad Way is Professor of Political Science at University of Toronto. Way’s research focuses on democratization and authoritarianism in the former Soviet Union and the developing world. His most recent book, Pluralism by Default: Weak Autocrats and the Rise of Competitive Politics (Johns Hopkins, 2015), examines the sources political competition in the former Soviet Union. His book, Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes after the Cold War (with Steven Levitsky), was published in 2010 by Cambridge University Press. Way’s work on competitive authoritarianism has been cited thousands of times and helped stimulate new and wide-ranging research into the dynamics of hybrid democratic-authoritarian rule. He is currently finishing on a book with Steven Levitsky, under contract with Princeton University Press, on the durability of authoritarian regimes founded in violent revolutionary struggle.