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The Same Elites Who Pushed For Regime Change Abroad Might Be Doing The Same At Home — Here’s How It Works

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The early 21st century saw a new era of democratization, with mass demonstrations sweeping across ex-communist and authoritarian regimes in Europe and Asia. Political scientists have generally argued that these pro-democracy movements would be successful only if they attracted support from domestic or international elites.