New PDF release: Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies: Regional

By Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, Yun-han Chu, Hung-mao Tien

ISBN-10: 0801857953

ISBN-13: 9780801857959

The international pattern that Samuel P. Huntington has dubbed the ''third wave'' of democratization has visible greater than 60 nations event democratic transitions considering 1974. whereas those international locations have succeeded in bringing down authoritarian regimes and changing them with freely elected governments, few of them can as but be thought of reliable democracies. so much stay engaged within the fight to consolidate their new and fragile democratic associations. Consolidating the 3rd Wave Democracies presents an in-depth research of the demanding situations that they face.

In addition to the entire hardcover variation, Consolidating the 3rd Wave Democracies comes in paperback volumes, every one brought via the editors and arranged for handy direction use. the 1st paperback quantity, Themes and Perspectives, addresses problems with institutional layout, civil-military family, civil society, and fiscal improvement. It brings jointly a number of the world's most excellent students of democratization, together with Robert A. Dahl, Samuel P. Huntington, Juan J. Linz, Guillermo O'Donnell, Adam Przeworski, Philippe C. Schmitter, and Alfred Stepan. the second one paperback quantity, Regional Challenges, makes a speciality of advancements in Southern Europe, Latin the United States, Russia, and East Asia, relatively Taiwan and China. It includes essays via prime neighborhood specialists, together with Yun-han Chu, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Thomas B. Gold, Michael McFaul, Andrew J. Nathan, and Hung-mao Tien.

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Nikiforos Diamandouros 17 consolidation. Third, the abili ty t o decouple was a distingui shi ng feature of the region, directly linked to the socioeconomic transformation of the preceding quarter-century . 25 Leadership The prospects for successful democratization in Southern Europe were also enhanced by the presence in all three countries of strong leaders who were endowed with both vision and tactical acumen, and who exerted a strong, positive influence on the transition . These leaders did not act alone, nor were they dei ex machina, somehow "external" to the sociopolitical context in which they operated.

The monarchy, the armed forces, or political powers such as the Right or the Left) in prior democratic regimes . In both senses, the capital represented by prior democratic learning served as a guide for corrective measures designed to ensure the success of the new democratic experiment and greatly facilitated democratic consolidatio n in Southern Europe. Predecessor Nondemocratic Regimes Comparative analysis of democratic consolidation suggests that the character of the predecessor nondemocratic regime has a major i nfluence on the democratization traj ectory of a given society.

B ecause Karamanlis had remained in self-imposed exile for 1 1 years, his reputation had not been tarnished by the events leading to the demise of the Greek democradura and implicating the rest of the Greek political class. Above all, however, Karamanlis is a man of forceful personality whose vision and acumen are deeply imprinted on postwar Greek politics and have conferred on him the title of the architect of the first consolidated democracy in modern Greek history . A salient example of his talent is his conception and implementation of a democratization strategy that astutely combined gradualism, continuity, and decisive breaks with the past with an eye to building a democratic regime qualitatively different from the ones Greece had experienced in the past-one capable of surviving.

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