Democratization by Elections: A New Mode of Transition

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Contested, multiparty elections are conventionally viewed as either an indicator of the start of democracy or a measure of its quality. In practice, the role that elections play in the transition from authoritarian rule is much more significant. Using as a starting point Guillermo O'Donnell and Phillipe C. Schmitter's 1986 classic, Transitions from Authoritarian Rule , and Robert Dahl's original formulation of democratization as the outcome of increasing the costs of repression while decreasing the costs of toleration, ...

Democratization by Elections: A New Mode of Transition 2009, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801893193

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Democratization by Elections: A New Mode of Transition 2009, Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore

ISBN-13: 9780801893186

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