Government Styles

Read the articles, Institutional Characteristics and Regime Survival: Why Are Semi-Democracies Less Durable Than Autocracies and Democracies? by Knutson and Nygard (2015), and Legal Manoeuvres And Violence: Law Making, Protest And Semi-Authoritarianism In Uganda, by Goodfellow (2014), which are required reading for this week. Based on these articles, respond to the following:

  • What do the authors mean by semi-authoritarian regimes?
  • Identify one country that is currently in the news that fits the definition of a semi-authoritarian regime.
  • Why do you identify this country as such?