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The Resource Problems of democratic transition and consolidation : southern Europe, South America, and post-communist Europe, Juan J. Linz and Alfred Stepan

Problems of democratic transition and consolidation : southern Europe, South America, and post-communist Europe, Juan J. Linz and Alfred Stepan

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Problems of democratic transition and consolidation : southern Europe, South America, and post-communist Europe
Title
Problems of democratic transition and consolidation
Title remainder
southern Europe, South America, and post-communist Europe
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Juan J. Linz and Alfred Stepan
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eng
Summary
  • Since their classic volume The Breakdown of Democratic Regimes was published in 1978, Juan J. Linz and Alfred Stepan have increasingly focused on the questions of how, in the modern world, nondemocratic regimes can be eroded and democratic regimes crafted. In Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation, they break new ground in numerous areas. They reconceptualize the major types of modern nondemocratic regimes and point out for each type the available paths to democratic transition and the tasks of democratic consolidation. They argue that, although "nation-state" and "democracy" often have conflicting logics, multiple and complementary political identities are feasible under a common roof of state-guaranteed rights
  • Linz and Stepan also illustrate how, without an effective state, there can be neither effective citizenship nor successful privatization. Further, they provide criteria and evidence for politicians and scholars alike to distinguish between democratic consolidation and pseudo-democratization, and they present conceptually driven survey data for each of the fourteen countries studied. Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation contains the first systematic comparative analysis of the process of democratic consolidation in southern Europe and the southern cone of South America, and it is the first book to ground post-Communist Europe within the literature of comparative politics and democratic theory
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1926-2013
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Linz, Juan J.
Dewey number
321.8/09/045
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC421
LC item number
.L56 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Stepan, Alfred C
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  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
  • Democracy
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Problems of democratic transition and consolidation : southern Europe, South America, and post-communist Europe, Juan J. Linz and Alfred Stepan
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Publication
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
Democracy and its arenas -- "Stateness," nationalism, and democratization -- Modern nondemocratic regimes -- The implications of prior regime type for transition paths and consolidation tasks -- Actors and contexts -- The paradigmatic case of reforma pactada--ruptura pactada : Spain -- From interim government to simultaneous transition and consolidation : Portugal -- Crisis of a nonhierarchical military regime : Greece -- Southern Europe : concluding reflections -- A risk-prone consolidated democracy : Uruguay -- Crises of efficacy, legitimacy, and democratic state "presence" : Brazil -- From an impossible to a possible democratic game : Argentina -- Incomplete transition/near consolidation? : Chile -- South America : concluding reflections -- Post-communism's prehistories -- Authoritarian communism, ethical civil society, and ambivalent political society : Poland -- Varieties of post-totalitarian regimes : Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria -- The effects of totalitarianism-cum-sultanism on democratic transition : Romania -- The problems of "stateness" and transitions : the USSR and Russia -- When democracy and the nation-state are conflicting logics : Estonia and Latvia -- Post-communist Europe : concluding comparative reflections
Control code
33360018
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 479 pages
Isbn
9780801851575
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
95043462
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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illustrations
Label
Problems of democratic transition and consolidation : southern Europe, South America, and post-communist Europe, Juan J. Linz and Alfred Stepan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Democracy and its arenas -- "Stateness," nationalism, and democratization -- Modern nondemocratic regimes -- The implications of prior regime type for transition paths and consolidation tasks -- Actors and contexts -- The paradigmatic case of reforma pactada--ruptura pactada : Spain -- From interim government to simultaneous transition and consolidation : Portugal -- Crisis of a nonhierarchical military regime : Greece -- Southern Europe : concluding reflections -- A risk-prone consolidated democracy : Uruguay -- Crises of efficacy, legitimacy, and democratic state "presence" : Brazil -- From an impossible to a possible democratic game : Argentina -- Incomplete transition/near consolidation? : Chile -- South America : concluding reflections -- Post-communism's prehistories -- Authoritarian communism, ethical civil society, and ambivalent political society : Poland -- Varieties of post-totalitarian regimes : Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria -- The effects of totalitarianism-cum-sultanism on democratic transition : Romania -- The problems of "stateness" and transitions : the USSR and Russia -- When democracy and the nation-state are conflicting logics : Estonia and Latvia -- Post-communist Europe : concluding comparative reflections
Control code
33360018
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xx, 479 pages
Isbn
9780801851575
Isbn Type
(hbk. : acid-free paper)
Lccn
95043462
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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