Trajectories of regime transformations and types of state consistency

Melville A.Yu.,

Professor, Dean of Faculty of Social Sciences, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia,

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Stukal D.K.,

Mironyuk M.G.,

For citation:

Melville A.Yu., Stukal D.K., Mironyuk M.G. Trajectories of regime transformations and types of state consistency . – Polis. Political Studies. 2012. No. 2. P. 8-30. (In Russ.)


The article highlights six typologically different trajectories of regime transformation, three types of state consistency and five types of its dynamics on the post-Soviet space which have been worked out with the use of statistic and qualitative comparative methods. As a result of analysis conclusions are drawn regarding specificity of regime transformations in post-Soviet countries.

democracy; democratization; regime transformations; state solvency; integral index of democracy; cluster analysis; method of principal components.

Content No. 2, 2012

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