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-- Andrew J. Nathan, Columbia University

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A collection of articles first published in April 1997 as a special issue of the journal , plus three additional chapters. Articles represent much of the current state of the literature on democratization in American political science, and respond to an article written in 1970 by Dankwart A. Rustow, "Transitions to Democracy: Toward a Dynamic Model." Topics include the political economy of democratic transitions, bureaucracy and democratic consolidation, and India's transition to democracy. The editor is professor of political science and dean of the school of international and public affairs at Columbia University. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231502474
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 8/14/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
2 Transitions to Democracy: Toward a Dynamic Model 14
3 Constitutions, The Federalist Papers, and the Transition to Democracy 42
4 The Political Economy of Democratic Transitions 72
5 Adding Collective Actors to Collective Outcomes: Labor and Recent Democratization in South America and Southern Europe 97
6 Myths of Moderation: Confrontation and Conflict During Democratic Transitions 120
7 Bureaucracy and Democratic Consolidation: Lessons from Eastern Europe 141
8 The Paradoxes of Contemporary Democracy: Formal, Participatory, and Social Dimensions 168
9 Modes of Transition and Democratization: South America and Eastern Europe in Comparative Perspective 193
10 Explaining India's Transition to Democracy 217
11 Democratization in Africa after 1989: Comparative and Theoretical Perspectives 237
12 Fortuitous Byproducts 261
Bibliographical Essay: The Genealogy of Democratization 284
Bibliography 290
Index 305
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