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Democracy and its alternatives : understanding post-communist societies

Author: Richard Rose; William Mishler; Christian Haerpfer
Publisher: Cambridge : Polity Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The collapse of communism has created the opportunity for democracy to spread from Prague to the Baltic and the Black seas. But the alternatives -- dictatorship or totalitarian rule -- are more in  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Rose; William Mishler; Christian Haerpfer
ISBN: 0745619266 9780745619262
OCLC Number: 876221343
Description: XIV, 270 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: List of tables and figures. Part I: Competing Claims for Popular Support: . 1. Competition between Regimes: A Problem of Supply and Demand. 2. Democracy and Undemocratic Alternatives. 3. Uncertain Dynamics of Democratization. 4. Comparing and Contrasting Post--Communist Societies. Part II: Mass Response to Transformation:. 5. Popular Support for Competing Regimes. 6. Impact of Social Structure Old and New. 7. Political Legacies and Performance. 8. Reacting to Economic Transformation. 9. How Much do Context, Countries and Sequence Matter?. 10. Completing Democracy?. Appendices. References. Index.
Responsibility: Richard Rose, William Mishler, Christian Haerpfer.

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