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Conclusion

Patterns of authoritarian parliamentary representation
ByEsther Somfalvy

The final chapter provides a synthesis of the empirical chapters and summarizes how the findings answer the initial research question. It is centred on the kind of representation we observe in Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic, and how the representation components influence one another. Moreover, it discusses whether based on the cases it is possible to distinguish distinct patterns of authoritarian representation, one typical for a hegemonic authoritarian regime and one that is characteristic of competitive forms of authoritarianism. It also addresses questions which were not explicitly addressed in the project and discusses how further inquiries can complement the findings.