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Theories of Democratic and Authoritarian State Formation

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For the purposes of reviewing works on post-colonial state formation in general, it would be convenient to adopt a taxonomy that divides the study of the state in terms of three analytic approaches, the psychological, cultural, and structural. In the course of discussing these perspectives some remarks will also be made on attempts to explain democracy and authoritarianism in Indonesia and Malaysia.

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Democratic Institution Regime Type Economic Dependency Relative Autonomy Authoritarian State 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SociologyNational University of SingaporeSingapore

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