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Democratic breakthroughs : the ingredients of successful revolts

Author: Ray Salvatore Jennings; United States Institute of Peace.; Stanford University. Center on Development, Democracy and the Rule of Law.
Publisher: Washington, DC : U.S. Institute of Peace, 2012.
Series: Peaceworks, no. 81.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : National government publication : English
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In 2010, Stanford University's Center on Development, Democracy and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) concluded a study of fifteen instances of democratic breakthroughs. Eleven of these revolts were considered successful and four had failed. To be successful, a democratic breakthrough removes an autocratic regime and establishes a system of free and fair elections. This study compares domestic and international factors  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Material Type: Document, Government publication, National government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ray Salvatore Jennings; United States Institute of Peace.; Stanford University. Center on Development, Democracy and the Rule of Law.
OCLC Number: 806232669
Notes: "August 2012"--Page [1].
Title from title screen (viewed on Aug. 15, 2012).
Description: 1 online resource (44 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: Introduction --
Domestic influences --
Ten conditions for successful breakthrough --
Domestic factors and failed breakthroughs --
External influences --
External factors and failed breakthroughs --
Balance of domestic and external variables --
Implications for policy and field practice --
Democratic breakthroughs : the right moment in the Middle East and North Africa?
Series Title: Peaceworks, no. 81.
Responsibility: Ray Salvatore Jennings.

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In 2010, Stanford University's Center on Development, Democracy and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) concluded a study of fifteen instances of democratic breakthroughs. Eleven of these revolts were considered successful and four had failed. To be successful, a democratic breakthrough removes an autocratic regime and establishes a system of free and fair elections. This study compares domestic and international factors influencing each of the breakthrough attempts identified in the CDDRL project. It then assesses the implications for democratization policy, the implementation of democracy assistance abroad, and the prospects for revolts in the Middle East and North Africa.

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