How to understand Pakistan’s hybrid regime: the importance of a multidimensional continuum

Adeney, Katharine (2015) How to understand Pakistan’s hybrid regime: the importance of a multidimensional continuum. Democratization . ISSN 1351-0347 (In Press)

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Abstract

Pakistan has had a chequered democratic history but elections in 2013 marked a second turnover in power, and the first transition in Pakistan’s history from one freely elected government to another. How do we best categorize (and therefore understand) political developments in Pakistan? Is it now safe to categorize it as an electoral democracy or is it still a hybrid case of democracy? Using the Pakistani case as an example, this article argues that hybrid regimes deserve consideration as a separate case (rather than as a diminished sub type of democracy or authoritarianism), but must be categorised along a multidimensional continuum to understand the dynamics of power within the political system.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Pakistan, hybrid regimes, civil-military relations, democratization, competitiveness, civil liberties, reserved domains
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham UK Campus > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Adeney, Katharine
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2015 10:32
Last Modified: 13 Sep 2016 20:36
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/30233

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