• Democratic Transitions and Democratic Breakdowns: The Elite Variable 

      Higley, John; Burton, Michael G. (1988)
      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 (1987)
      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 ...