• Democratic Transitions and Democratic Breakdowns: The Elite Variable 

    Higley, John; Burton, Michael G. (2011-03-07)
    Stable democratic regimes depend heavily on the "consensual unity" of national elites. So long as elites remain disunified, political regimes are unstable, a condition which makes democratic transitions and democratic ...
  • Elite Settlements 

    Burton, Michael G.; Higley, John (2010-10-29)
    Following the classical elite theorists' injunction to study variations in elite structure, we examine the elite settlement as a major, yet largely overlooked, form of political change. Elite settlements consist of ...