From dissent to democracy : the promise and perils of civil resistance transitions (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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From dissent to democracy : the promise and perils of civil resistance transitions

Author: Jonathan C Pinckney
Publisher: New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2020]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Under what conditions will successful nonviolent revolutions lead to democratization? While the scholarly literature has shown that nonviolent resistance has a positive effect on a country's level of democracy, little research to date has disaggregated this population to explain which cases of successful nonviolent resistance lead to democracy and which do not. This book presents a theory of democratization in  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Pinckney, Jonathan C.,
From dissent to democracy
New York : Oxford University Press, 2020.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan C Pinckney
ISBN: 9780190097301 0190097302 9780190097318 0190097310
OCLC Number: 1191249879
Description: xi, 249 pages illustrations 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : when the revolution doesn't deliver --
The challenges of civil resistance transitions --
The challenges at work : testing the civil resistance transitions data --
"The elephant's tail :" Nepal's transition to fractious semi-democracy --
"Power is sweet" : elite semi-democracy in Zambia --
Brazil : mobilization and moderation --
Civil resistance and democratization.
Responsibility: Jonathan C. Pinckney.

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"Under what conditions will successful nonviolent revolutions lead to democratization? While the scholarly literature has shown that nonviolent resistance has a positive effect on a country's level of democracy, little research to date has disaggregated this population to explain which cases of successful nonviolent resistance lead to democracy and which do not. This book presents a theory of democratization in transitions initiated by nonviolent resistance based on the successful resolution of two central strategic challenges: maintaining high transitional mobilization and avoiding institutionally destructive maximalism. I test the theory first on a dataset of every transition from authoritarian rule in the post-World War II period and second with three in-depth case studies informed by interviews with key decision-makers in Nepal, Zambia, and Brazil. The testing supports the importance of high mobilization and low maximalism. Both have strong, consistent effects on democratization after nonviolent resistance"--

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Mass protests frequently drive democratization. But as the Arab Spring demonstrated, not all such mobilizations result in successful transitions to democratic rule; many such movements are Read more...

 
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