Changes for Democracy: Actors, Structures, Processes by Leonardo MorlinoChanges for Democracy: Actors, Structures, Processes by Leonardo Morlino

Changes for Democracy: Actors, Structures, Processes

byLeonardo Morlino

Paperback | January 1, 2012

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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 todiscuss 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 analysisprovides 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 isprimarily 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.
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 Stanfor...
Title:Changes for Democracy: Actors, Structures, ProcessesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.03 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

IntroductionPart I: The Basics1. What Theory in Democratization Studies?2. Definitional Conundrums3. Are There Hybrid Regimes?Part II: Transitions, Consolidations, Crises4. What Transitions to Democracy?5. Domestic Anchoring6. External AnchoringPart III: Qualities Deepening7. Analysing Democratic Qualities8. TODEM AppliedConcluding RemarksReferences