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A comparative study of legitimation strategies in hybrid regimes

This article explores the legitimation strategies employed in three different countries: Russia, Venezuela, and Seychelles. What these countries have in common is a political system that combines formally democratic institutions with authoritarian political dynamics. As ‘hybrid regimes’ they also adopt similar strategies for engendering legitimacy and consolidating authority. However, the content of their strategies is different. The Russian leadership mainly relies on preserving order and nationalism, the Venezuelan regime employs a more populist strategy, and the Seychellois regime uses a more personal and particularistic approach.

Honorata Mazepus, Wouter Veenendaal, Anthea McCarthy-Jones & Juan Manuel Trak Vásquez
02 May 2016
Policy Studies
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