The Resource Dictators and Democrats : Masses, Elites, and Regime Change, Stephan Haggard, Robert R. Kaufman

Dictators and Democrats : Masses, Elites, and Regime Change, Stephan Haggard, Robert R. Kaufman

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Dictators and Democrats : Masses, Elites, and Regime Change
Title
Dictators and Democrats
Title remainder
Masses, Elites, and Regime Change
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Stephan Haggard, Robert R. Kaufman
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
From the 1980s through the first decade of the twenty-first century, the spread of democracy across the developing and post-Communist worlds transformed the global political landscape. What drove these changes and what determined whether the emerging democracies would stabilize or revert to authoritarian rule? Dictators and Democrats takes a comprehensive look at the transitions to and from democracy in recent decades. Deploying both statistical and qualitative analysis, Stephen Haggard and Robert Kaufman engage with theories of democratic change and advocate approaches that emphasize political and institutional factors. While inequality has been a prominent explanation for democratic transitions, the authors argue that its role has been limited, and elites as well as masses can drive regime change. Examining seventy-eight cases of democratic transition and twenty-five reversions since 1980, Haggard and Kaufman show how differences in authoritarian regimes and organizational capabilities shape popular protest and elite initiatives in transitions to democracy, and how institutional weaknesses cause some democracies to fail. The determinants of democracy lie in the strength of existing institutions and the public’s capacity to engage in collective action. There are multiple routes to democracy, but those growing out of mass mobilization may provide more checks on incumbents than those emerging from intra-elite bargains. Moving beyond well-known beliefs regarding regime changes, Dictators and Democrats explores the conditions under which transitions to democracy are likely to arise
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DE-B1597
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Haggard, Stephan
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other
LC call number
JC423
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Kaufman, Robert R
  • De Gruyter
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  • Democratization
  • New democracies
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specialized
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Dictators and Democrats : Masses, Elites, and Regime Change, Stephan Haggard, Robert R. Kaufman
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II: Pathways to Democracy
  • Chapter 2 Modeling Democratic Transitions: Distributive Conflict and Elite Processes
  • Chapter 3 Distributive Conflict Transitions: Institutions and Collective Action
  • Chapter 4 Elite- Led Transitions: International Factors and Politics at the Top
  • Chapter 5 Transition Paths and the Quality of Democracy
  • Part III: Reversions from Democratic Rule
  • Chapter 6 Inequality, Development, and the Weak Democracy Syndrome
  • Chapter 7 Pathways to Authoritarian Rule
  • Chapter 8 Learning from Anomalies: Low- Income Survivors, Middle- Income Reverters
  • Conclusion: Whither Democracy?
  • Frontmatter
  • References
  • Index
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Regime Change during the Third Wave: From Dictatorship to Democracy and Back
  • Part I: Inequality and Transitions to Democracy
  • Chapter 1 Inequality and Transitions to Democracy
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1 online resource
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online
Isbn
9781400882984
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1515/9781400882984
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)479615
  • (OCoLC)984642984
  • (DE-B1597)9781400882984
Label
Dictators and Democrats : Masses, Elites, and Regime Change, Stephan Haggard, Robert R. Kaufman
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Part II: Pathways to Democracy
  • Chapter 2 Modeling Democratic Transitions: Distributive Conflict and Elite Processes
  • Chapter 3 Distributive Conflict Transitions: Institutions and Collective Action
  • Chapter 4 Elite- Led Transitions: International Factors and Politics at the Top
  • Chapter 5 Transition Paths and the Quality of Democracy
  • Part III: Reversions from Democratic Rule
  • Chapter 6 Inequality, Development, and the Weak Democracy Syndrome
  • Chapter 7 Pathways to Authoritarian Rule
  • Chapter 8 Learning from Anomalies: Low- Income Survivors, Middle- Income Reverters
  • Conclusion: Whither Democracy?
  • Frontmatter
  • References
  • Index
  • Contents
  • List of Illustrations
  • List of Tables
  • Preface and Acknowledgments
  • Introduction: Regime Change during the Third Wave: From Dictatorship to Democracy and Back
  • Part I: Inequality and Transitions to Democracy
  • Chapter 1 Inequality and Transitions to Democracy
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400882984
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400882984
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)479615
  • (OCoLC)984642984
  • (DE-B1597)9781400882984

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