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  • Democracy under construction
  • Van Beek U
  • ISBN: 9780627026645
  • eISBN: N/A
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  • 480 Pages | Published: 2006

Summary This book is a major contribution to our understanding of how demographic consolidation works. It skilfully integrates a broad comparative analyses of the roles played by such factors as economic performance, institutional engineering, civil society and mass support with detailed attention to the situation-specific factors influencing democratic consolidation in five different settings: Poland, East Germany, South Africa, Chile and South Korea. For lecturers only 

Chapter 1: Theoretical framework and methodology

Chapter 2: Institutional engineering in new democracies
Chapter 3: Post-autocratic party systems and the regime cleavage in new democracies
Chapter 4: Support for democracy and its consolidation in fragile polities

Chapter 5: Economic policy and performance and the consolidation of democracy

Chapter 6: Civil society and democracy
Chapter 7: Historical contexts
Chapter 8: Data analyses, comparisons and synthesis

Chapter 9: Historical memory and democracy: Setting the scene
Chapter 10: Historical memory and identity
Chapter 11: Remembering, forgetting and the politics of memory
Chapter 12: Conclusions: Successful democratisation across cultures?

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