Transitions From Authoritarian Rule: Comparative perspectives
Title: Transitions From Authoritarian Rule: Comparative perspectives
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Citation: Baltimore, Johns Hopkins University Press, 1991, c1986
ISBN: 9780801831928; 080183192X
This book is part of an excellent 5 book series dealing with democratization. In this particular tome, different perspectives are used to explain the transition from authoritarianism to democracy. The importance of international actors, bureaucracies, entrepreneurs, the military, and economic conditions are examined to explain how transitions take place. Although some perspectives are county specific, all of them can be expanded to explain many cases around the world. Despite the unique contexts of transitions in individual countries, significant points of comparison emerge -- such as the influence of foreign nations and the role of agents outside the government. These analyses explore both intra- and inter-regional similarities and differences. All of the authors are experts in the field.
Table of Contents:
International aspects of democratization / Laurence Whitehead -- Some problems in the study of the transition to democracy / Adam Przeworski -- Paths toward redemocratization / Alfred Stepan -- Liberalization and democratization in South America / Robert R. Kaufman -- Demilitarization and the institutionalization of military-dominated polities in Latin America / Alain Rouquié -- Entrepreneurs and the transition process / Fernando H. Cardoso -- Economic policies and the prospects for successful transition from authoriatarian rule in Latin America / John Sheahan