Articles by Sebastian Elischer

August 26, 2022

♟️ Military coups are key to understanding contemporary autocracies

Sebastian Elischer
Many autocracies emerge through military coups, but studies of hybrid regimes and electoral autocracies largely disregard the role of militaries in their trajectory. Sebastian Elischer shows how armies consolidate their power when they take control and suggests a further research agenda
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Sebastian Elischer
Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Florida, Gainesville

During the 2021–2022 academic year, Sebastian was a visiting research fellow at the University of Notre Dame.

Political Parties in Africa Ethnicity and Party Formation

Political Parties in Africa: Ethnicity and Party Formation
Cambridge University Press, 2013

Salafism and Political Order in Africa by Sebastian Elischer

Salafism and Political Order in Africa
Cambridge University Press, 2021

Sebastian's articles have appeared in Democratization, Comparative Politics, African Affairs and similar journals.

He currently co-edits the African Studies Review and APSA's Comparative Politics Newsletter.

He tweets @elischerafrica


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