Autocratic Legacies and Immunisation Against Extremism: A Rational Choice Approach
How legacies of autocratic regimes shape post-transitional voting in extremist parties, through the existence or absence of self-interest linkages between the former regime and the general population
How do legacies of former autocratic regimes shape contemporary extremism?
My book project attempts to demonstrate that different top-down policy strategies by autocratic incumbents aimed at building support by establishing links of self-interested dependence with the general population will have long-lasting impacts after transitions to democracy, particularly shaping the landscape of extremism in contemporary party systems. I use a rational choice theoretical framework to explain the impact of authoritarian legacies on extremism in contemporary party systems.