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Changes for Democracy: Actors, Structures, Processes

ISBN : 9780199698110

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Author: 
Leonardo Morlino
Pages
320 Pages
Format
Paperback
Size
157 x 234 mm
Pub date
Dec 2011
Series
Oxford Studies in Democratization
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In this major new work, based on an unprecedented range of empirical and theoretical reflection, the author presents a broad-ranging and far-reaching analysis of the mechanisms and processes of democratization. Having reviewed the main theoretical positions in the literature, he goes on to discuss the key features required of a new definition of democracy and to highlight and discuss the existence of a new type of regime: the hybrid regime. The second and third parts of the book cover three geopolitical areas (Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, and Latin America) and examine the main issues in the process of democratization across each area, including the transition toward democracy, installation, consolidation and crisis. From this analysis a new, more nuanced theoretical position is developed and presented. The analysis provides the richest reflection yet on one of the most important political processes of the modern times. The book will be essential reading for all scholars and students of democratization. Oxford Studies in Democratization is a series for scholars and students of comparative politics and related disciplines. Volumes concentrate on the comparative study of the democratization process that accompanied the decline and termination of the cold war. The geographical focus of the series is primarily Latin America, the Caribbean, Southern and Eastern Europe, and relevant experiences in Africa and Asia. The series editor is Laurence Whitehead, Official Fellow, Nuffield College, University of Oxford.

Index: 

Introduction
PART I: THE BASICS
1. What Theory in Democratization Studies?
2. Definitional Conundrums
3. Are There Hybrid Regimes?
PART II: TRANSITIONS, CONSOLIDATIONS, CRISES
4. What Transitions to Democracy?
5. Domestic Anchoring
6. External Anchoring
PART III: QUALITIES DEEPENING
7. Analysing Democratic Qualities
8. TODEM Applied
Concluding Remarks
References

About the author: 

Leonardo Morlino is President of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). He has been Monte dei Paschi Visiting Professor at St. Antony's College, Oxford, UK and visiting Professor at University of Brisbane (Australia). He was awarded the Jean Monnet Chair in European Studies. He was Bechtel Visiting Professor at Stanford University, Stanford, Ca, (USA); Jemolo Fellow, Nuffield College, (Oxford, UK); visiting Professor at Institute Juan March in Madrid (Spain); and visiting Professor at Institute d'Etudes Politiques in Paris (France). He was awarded two laurea honoris causa from the University of Bucarest (Romania) and the University of Buenos Aires (Argentina). He currently Professor of Political Science at Libera Universita Internazionale degli Studi Sociali, Roma (Italy).

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