Category: Elections Political Process

Download E-books Constructing Democracy in Southern Europe: A comparative analysis of Italy, Spain and Turkey (Democratization Studies) PDF

By Lauren M. McLaren

Why are a few regimes democratic whereas others usually are not? particularly, how have Spain and Italy controlled to develop into democratic whereas Turkey, which stocks many comparable features, has not?

Spain, Italy and Turkey have shared universal old beneficial properties which might were disruptive to any new democracy; besides the fact that they signify a big selection of democratization stories. supplying a comparative case research research, this ebook deals a few clues as to the explanations for winning transitions to democracy. this can be performed via a number variables which include:

  • the measure of ‘stateness’ problems
  • learning from earlier reviews with democracy and authoritarianism
  • economic improvement
  • the strategies used for designing the hot ideas of the regime
  • the lifestyles or absence of ‘civil society’ and the relationship among society and political institutions
  • the democratic principles themselves
  • the professionalization of the military
  • the effect of exterior components on democratic consolidation.

By studying those variables around the 3 international locations, Lauren McLaren narrows the diversity of attainable motives for alterations in democratic consolidation. The ebook should be of specific curiosity to scholars and researchers of eu Politics and Democratization Studies.

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Download E-books Democratizing Central and Eastern Europe: Successes and failures of the European Union (Democratization Studies) PDF

At first, it was once believed that accession to the ecu may have a favorable influence at the strategy of democratization in former communist nations. even if, through the years it grew to become transparent that problems with the democratic procedure persevered in a few those international locations.

This booklet reconsiders the result of the method of democratization in crucial and japanese Europe and evaluates the character and effectiveness of the Europeanization approach. It relatively explores the method of democratic consolidation and accession to the ecu Union in Poland, Slovakia and Bulgaria. utilizing those case reports, the booklet assesses the impression of the european at the responsibility and integrity of governments during this a part of Europe.

This textual content might be of key curiosity to students and scholars of democratization reviews, ecu experiences, european reports, transition reports, sector experiences, and diplomacy.

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Download E-books Challenges to Democracies in East Central Europe (Routledge Advances in European Politics) PDF

Democratic improvement in critical and japanese Europe isn't a comprehensive venture, neither is its development resistant to inner and exterior threats. the present social, financial, ethnic and political scenario in the zone offers new dangers.

This textual content identifies and analyses demanding situations to present East-Central eu democracies when it comes to capability deconsolidation of democracy mirrored within the alterations within the institutional and procedural framework (polity), and within the collection of tools and methods within the coverage region. in particular analyzing the regimes of the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia, those demanding situations contain political extremism and violence, corruption, ethnic and non secular conflicts. offering unique critical eu facts and utilizing the concept that of consolidation of democracy from von Beyme and Merkel’s notion, the ebook demonstrates that those demanding situations are as a lot prompted by means of imported phenomena, comparable to immigration, geared up crime, and different strength systemic undemocratic volatilities, because the family situation.

This textual content should be of key curiosity to students and scholars East ecu politics, post-Soviet politics, ecu reviews, safety and strategic reports, diplomacy, quarter reports, glossy background and sociology.

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Download E-books Notes on the Puerto Rican Revolution: An Essay on American Dominance and Caribbean Resistance PDF

By Gordon K. Lewis

This essay on Puerto Rico analyzes the deepening problem in American capitalism and the way it necessarily impacts Puerto Rico. basically, Lewis asks and seeks to reply to 3 questions: what's the nature of Puerto Rican society after a decade of dramatic and hectic swap? What can be the tactic of freedom? What could be, should be, the character of the recent Puerto Rican society, as soon as it's published from American rule?

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