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Title Democracy and authoritarianism in the post-communist world / edited by Valerie Bunce, Michael McFaul, Katyhryn Stoner-Weiss.

Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 347 pages)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Waves and troughs of democracy and dictatorship / Valerie Bunce, Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss -- The missing variable : the international system as the link between third and fourth wave models of democratization / Michael McFaul -- A regional tradition : the diffusion of democratic change under communism and postcommunism / Valerie Bunce and Sharon Wolchik -- When Europeanization meets transformation : lessons from the unfinished eastern European revolutions / Alina Mungiu-Pippidi -- Democratization in postcommunist Europe : illiberal regimes and the leverage of the European Union / Milada Anna Vachudova -- A postcommunist transition in two acts : the 1996-7 antigovernment struggle in Bulgaria as a bridge between the 1989-92 and 1996-2007 democratization waves in eastern Europe / Tsveta Petrova -- Defining and domesticating the electoral model : a comparison of Slovakia and Serbia / Valerie Bunce and Sharon Wolchik -- Georgia's rose revolution : from regime weakness to regime collapse / Cory Welt -- Importing revolution : internal and external factors in Ukraine's 2004 democratic breakthrough / Michael McFaul -- Resistance to contagion : sources of authoritarian stability in the former Soviet Union / Lucan Way -- Comparing oranges and apples : the internal and external dimensions of Russia's turn away from democracy / Kathryn Stoner-Weiss -- Contagion deterred : preemptive authoritarianism in the former Soviet Union (the case of Belarus) / Vitali Silitski -- A horse of a different color : revolution and regression in Kyrgyzstan / Scott Radnitz -- The changing character of the global struggle for democracy / Valerie Bunce, Michael McFaul and Kathryn Stoner-Weiss.
Summary Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist World examines three waves of democratic change that took place in eleven different former Communist nations. It draws important conclusions about the rise, development, and breakdown of both democracy and dictatorship in each country, providing a comparative perspective on the post-Communist world. The first democratic wave to sweep this region encompasses the rapid rise of democratic regimes from 1989 to 1992 from the ashes of Communism and Communist states. The second wave arose with accession to the European Union (from 2004 to 2007) and the third, with the electoral defeat of dictators (1996 to 2005) in Croatia, Serbia, Georgia, and Ukraine. The authors of each chapter in this volume examine both internal and external dimensions of both democratic success and failure.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Former communist countries -- Politics and government.
Democracy -- Former communist countries.
Authoritarianism -- Former communist countries.
Chronological Term Geschichte
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Bunce, Valerie, 1949-
McFaul, Michael, 1963-
Stoner, Kathryn, 1965-
Other Form: Print version: Democracy and authoritarianism in the post-communist world. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010 9780521115988 (DLC) 2009019255 (OCoLC)340983053
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