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The Sources of Democratic Consolidation

Author: Gerard Alexander
Publisher: Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press, [2018] ©2002
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why did precarious and collapsed democracies in Europe develop into highly stable democracies? Gerard Alexander offers a rational choice theory of democratic consolidation in a survey of the breakdowns of and transitions to democratic institutions. Through an analysis of developments in Spain, Britain, France, Germany, and Italy, Alexander explores how key political sectors established the long-term commitment to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2001003578
(OCoLC)47142198
Material Type: Document, Government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gerard Alexander
ISBN: 9781501720482 1501720481
OCLC Number: 1083595438
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource : 12 tables, 5 line drawings
Contents: Frontmatter --
Contents --
Acknowledgments --
Abbreviations --
PART I THEORY --
1. Rational Regime Preferences in Europe --
2. Democracy with Whom? Authoritarianism under Whom? --
3. Predictability and Democratic Consolidation --
PART II CASES --
Introduction to Part II: Case Selection and Measuring Independent and Dependent Variables --
4. The Right and the Breakdown of Spanish Democracy, 1931-1936 --
5. Democratic Transition and Consolidation in Spain, 1976-1986 --
6. Political Risks and Regime Outcomes in Europe before 1940 --
7. Political Risks and Regime Outcomes in Europe after 1945 --
8. Consolidation into the Future and outside Europe --
Appendix: Interviews on the Spanish Right's Beliefs in the 1970s and 1980s --
References --
Index
Responsibility: Gerard Alexander.
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Why did precarious and collapsed democracies in Europe develop into highly stable democracies? Gerard Alexander offers a rational choice theory of democratic consolidation in a survey of the  Read more...

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