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Vyvrcholení debaty o politických režimech v postsovětském prostoru
The Culmination of the Debate on Political Regimes in Post-Soviet Space

From Transitology through Sultanism to Neopatrimonialism

Author(s): Stanislav Štěpáník
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, History, Comparative politics
Published by: Česká společnost pro politické vědy
Keywords: post-Soviet countries; hybrid regimes; sultanism; neopatrimonialism; democracy; authoritarianism

Summary/Abstract: Approaches of researchers from the West and the East were initially based on the transition towards democracy. These models proved unsatisfactory because it was not clear about defining democracy and its targeted form. The theoretical frameworks failed to describe the political reality of the post-Soviet states. With the turn of the millennium, approaches have emerged, called political regimes, with adjectives, whether democratic or authoritarian. These models were able to better describe the political reality of ambiguous political regimes, especially in the post-Soviet area, over the transition. The fundamental reassessment was brought by models of sultanism and neopatrimonialism. The text follows the development of the scientific debate on political regimes in the post-soviet area. By addressing the characteristics of democracy and configuration approaches, emphasis is placed on neopatrimonial concepts.

  • Issue Year: 24/2018
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 61-88
  • Page Count: 28
  • Language: Czech