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Transitions to democracy : a comparative perspective

Author: Kathryn Stoner; Michael McFaul
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"As demonstrated by current events in Tunisia and Egypt, oppressive regimes are rarely immune to their citizens' desire for democratic government. Of course, desire is always tempered by reality; therefore how democratic demands are made manifest is a critical source of study for both political scientists and foreign policy makers. What issues and consequences surround the fall of a government, what type of regime  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn Stoner; Michael McFaul
ISBN: 9781421408132 9781421408149 1421408139 1421408147
OCLC Number: 798498927
Description: 446 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Transitional successes and failures : the international-domestic nexus / Kathryn Stoner [and others] --
The Soviet Union and Russia : the collapse of 1991 and the initial transition to democracy in 1993 / Kathryn Stoner with Michael McFaul --
Poland : international pressure for a negotiated transition, 1981-1989 / Gregory F. Domber --
Serbia : evaluating the Bulldozer Revolution / Ray Salvatore Jennings --
Ukraine : external actors and the Orange Revolution / Michael McFaul and Richard Youngs --
Indonesia : economic crisis, foreign pressure, and regime change / Edward Aspinall and Marcus Mietzner --
South Africa : enabling Liberation / Timothy D. Sisk --
Chile : coordinating a successful democratic transition / David Altman, with Rafael Piñeiro and Sergio Toro --
Ghana : democratic transition, presidential power, and the World Bank / Antoinette Handley --
Mexico : international influences but "made in Mexico" / Alberto Diaz-Cayeros and Beatriz Magaloni --
South Korea : the puzzle of two transitions / A. David Adesnik and Sunhyuk Kim --
Turkey : the counterintuitive transition of 1983 / Senem Aydin-Düzgit and Yaprak Gürsoy --
Algeria : an aborted transition / Kristina Kausch and Richard Youngs --
Iran : the genealogy of a failed transition / Abbas Milani --
China : the doomed transitional moment of 1989 / Minxin Pei --
Azerbaijian : losing the transitional moment / Valerie J. Bunce and Sharon L. Wolchik.
Responsibility: edited by Kathryn Stoner and Michael McFaul.

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What issues and consequences surround the fall of a government, what type of regime replaces it, and to what extent are these efforts successful? This title provides a collection of writings by  Read more...
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