RT Web Page DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 851166326 LA English UL http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-531-93302-3 T1 Regression of democracy? A1 Erdmann, Gero., Kneuer, Marianne., PB VS Verlag PP Wiesbaden YR 2011 SN 9783531933023 3531933027 AB Democratization since the implosion of the communist bloc displays a mixed balance. While the neo-democracies in Central Eastern European Countries can be seen as largely consolidated, many other processes of democratization in other parts of the world such as Africa, Asia and Latin America got stuck as unconsolidated or became defective democracies, some 'regressed' into hybrid regimes or were even turned into autocracies. While transitology dealt with the transition from authoritarian rule, the reverse process, the transition from democratic rule, remained almost completely outside the scholarly attention. This special issue will address the problems of the regression of democracy and aims at closing the gap between research on democracy and democratization on one side and the emergence of authoritarian regimes on the other. The contributions of this volume analyse the different phenomena in which decline of democracy fans out: the loss of quality, which means a silent regression; the backslide into hybrid regimes (hybridization); and the breakdown of democracy.