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Problems of democratic transition and consolidation : southern Europe, South America, and post-communist Europe

Author: Juan J Linz; Alfred C Stepan
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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
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Linz, Juan J. (Juan José), 1926-
Problems of democratic transition and consolidation.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996
(DLC) 95043462
(OCoLC)33360018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Juan J Linz; Alfred C Stepan
ISBN: 1421404923 9781421404929
OCLC Number: 604962371
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 479 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: 1. Democracy and Its Arenas --
2. "Stateness," Nationalism, and Democratization --
3. Modern Nondemocratic Regimes --
4. The Implications of Prior Regime Type for Transition Paths and Consolidation Tasks --
5. Actors and Contexts --
6. The Paradigmatic Case of Reforma Pactada-Ruptura Pactada: Spain --
7. From Interim Government to Simultaneous Transition and Consolidation: Portugal --
8. Crisis of a Nonhierarchical Military Regime: Greece --
9. Southern Europe: Concluding Reflections --
10. A Risk-Prone Consolidated Democracy: Uruguay --
11. Crises of Efficacy, Legitimacy, and Democratic State "Presence": Brazil --
12. From an Impossible to a Possible Democratic Game: Argentina --
13. Incomplete Transition/Near Consolidation? Chile --
14. South America: Concluding Reflections --
15. Post-Communism's Prehistories --
16. Authoritarian Communism, Ethical Civil Society, and Ambivalent Political Society: Poland.
Responsibility: Juan J. Linz and Alfred Stepan.
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