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Comparative Democratization and Peaceful Change in Single-Party-Dominant Countries (Repost)

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Comparative Democratization and Peaceful Change in Single-Party-Dominant Countries (Repost)

Marco Rimanelli, "Comparative Democratization and Peaceful Change in Single-Party-Dominant Countries"
English | 2000-02-19 | ISBN: 0312165951 | 461 pages | PDF | 6.3 mb

One of the more positive international trends as of late has been the transformation of several countries from authoritarian-based dictatorships and single party systems into multi-party democracies characterized by peaceful political transitions. In this volume, a group of experts are gathered to analyze this progression on a comparative level. The essays reveal how the dramatic collapse of the USSR functioned as a crucial catalyst in allowing pent-up domestic pressures for change to emerge in a less charged international environment. In addition, the chapters study the historical and current evolution of these countries, focusing on their success in developing long-term pluralistic structures, and gauging whether these recent trends are more overnight fads than long lasting advancements.