(When) Does Democratisation Reduce State Repression?

Author(s): Jonathan Old

Type: Poster

Department: Department of Economics

Exhibit no: 15

It is established knowledge that democracy is associated with less repression. However, the effect of regime changes, i.e. democratisations, may be ambiguous. Using a theoretical model and econometric techniques, I find evidence that democratisations only lead to reductions in repression in countries with sufficiently high income.

Acknowledgements: Martin Rößler, TU Dresden Patrick Zwerschke, TU Dresden