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Duhamel, Luc

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Duhamel, Luc

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My research concerns change in political systems. I am studying corruption in terms of its impact on political change. This impact is particularly important in the evolution of political systems in Russia and post-Soviet countries. Corruption and authoritarianism are connected: corruption is largely responsible for authoritarianism, while authoritarianism generates corruption. And corruption has a great deal to do with the prevailing political system in Russia and in emerging countries in general. This authoritarianism has different characteristics: the absence of democracy, personalization of power, resilience, and some measure of economic efficiency. I am attempting to answer two questions: Why do certain societies seem to prefer authoritarianism to liberal democracy? Why, in some societies, do authoritarian leaders seem to be more popular than democratic institutions?

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  • Duhamel, Luc (2010), The KGB Campaign against Corruption in Moscow, 1982-1987, Pittsburgh, University of Pittsburgh Press. 
  • Duhamel, Luc (2006), « Les fonctions politiques des services de sécurité dans le système politique de la Russie » (sous la dir. de P.Delage), in L'État et le droit d'Est en Ouest, Paris, Société de législation comparée, publié avec le concours de l’université Paris I-Sorbonne, pp. 397-405. 
  • Duhamel, Luc (2004), “The last Campaign against Corruption in Soviet Moscow”, Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 56, no 2, pp. 187-212. 
  • Duhamel, Luc (2003), Loukashenko, la Biélorussie et la Russie, (in Biélorussie: L`État des difficultés), Québec, Presses de l’Université Laval, pp. 75-118.
  • Duhamel, Luc (1995), Souveraineté et partenariat dans l’ex-Union Soviétique, Québec, éd. Québec-Amérique.

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