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    • The Democratic Window of Opportunity: Evidence from Riots in sub-Saharan Africa 

      Aidt, Toke S.; Leon, Gabriel (2015-01-06)
      We show that drought-induced changes in the intensity of riots lead to moves towards democracy in sub-Saharan Africa, and that these changes are often a result of concessions made as a result of the riots. This provides ...
    • Loyalty for Sale? Military Spending and Coups d'Etat 

      Leon, Gabriel (Faculty of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK, 2012-02-27)
      Coups d'etat continue to be common around the world, often leading to changes in leaders and institutions. We examine the relationship between military spending and coups and find that (i) successful coups increase military ...