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Democracy Between Consolidation and Crisis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 390

Democracy Between Consolidation and Crisis

The second half of the twentieth century has witnessed several waves of democratization in Europe, the Americas, and in other regions of the world, such as South East Asia. Although for the most part these democratic regimes are no longer haunted by the prospect of a return to authoritarianism, severe economic and social problems have posed serious challenges, creating a situation where change is often achieved through alternating periods of consolidation and crisis. Drawing on a systematic, empirical analysis of four key Southern European countries, Portugal, Spain, Greece, and Italy, Morlino identifies several key aspects of democratic consolidation: consensus and legitimation, party syste...

Assessing the Quality of Democracy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 284

Assessing the Quality of Democracy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2005-10-07
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  • Publisher: JHU Press

This volume focuses on the best ways to evaluate and improve the quality of new democratic regimes. The essays elaborate and refine several themes of democratic quality: the rule of law, accountability, freedom, equality, and responsiveness and feature six comparative cases, each of which applies these thematic elements to two neighboring countries.

Changes for Democracy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

Changes for Democracy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2011-12-01
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  • Publisher: OUP Oxford

After decades of democratization around the world this is a major new analysis of all its processes in three important areas: Southern Europe, Eastern Europe, and Latin America.

Political Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

Political Science

Approaching the subject from a focussed international and pluralist perspective, this book provides advanced-level treatment of all the core areas to give postgraduate students a wide-ranging and dynamic introduction

The Impact of the Economic Crisis on South European Democracies
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 142

The Impact of the Economic Crisis on South European Democracies

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-03-30
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  • Publisher: Springer

This book questions whether and to what extent a conjunctural phenomenon such as an economic crisis can bring about lasting political consequences. It focuses on the parties and party systems of four South European countries (Portugal, Spain, Italy, and Greece) between 2008-15. The authors also consider how elections, protests, and interests are affected by the crisis in these four democracies, before assessing how to define the impact of the economic crisis on political participation and competition. In this vein the book analyzes relevant aspects of party systems, the notion of neo-populism as a key to understanding new actors of South European policy, and interest intermediation as a factor of weakness in managing the crisis. Finally, the authors summarize the empirical results emerging from the research: the partial reshaping of cleavages as well as the relevance of the establishment vs. anti-establishment cleavage for the emergence and success of neo-populist parties. The book will be of use to students and scholars interested in South European politics, comparative politics, and democracies.

International Actors, Democratization and the Rule of Law
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

International Actors, Democratization and the Rule of Law

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-07-25
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  • Publisher: Routledge

Do external factors facilitate or hamper domestic democratic development? Do international actors influence the development of greater civil and political freedom, democratic accountability, equality, responsiveness and the rule of law in domestic systems? How should we conceptualize, identify and evaluate the extent and nature of international influence? These are some of the complex questions that this volume approaches. Using new theoretical insights and empirical data, the contributors develop a model to analyze the transitional processes of Romania, Turkey, Serbia and Ukraine. In developing this argument, the book examines: the adoption, implementation and internalization of the rule of...

Comparison
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 120

Comparison

Comparison is an essential research method in political science. This book helps students to understand comparison as an academic instrument, to grasp its necessity and its effective purpose for research. For that reason, Leonardo Morlino answers three deceptively simple questions: why compare; what to compare; and how to compare. Doing so, he not only considers the comparative tradition but also takes into account methodological innovations of the last two decades.

Which Democracies in Southern Europe?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 45

Which Democracies in Southern Europe?

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1994
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Political Science
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 312

Political Science

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-03-25
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  • Publisher: SAGE

Approaching the subject from a focussed international and pluralist perspective, this book provides advanced-level treatment of all the core areas to give postgraduate students a wide-ranging and dynamic introduction

Rule of Law and Democracy
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 215

Rule of Law and Democracy

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2010
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  • Publisher: BRILL

Through a reappraisal of rule of law and democracy the contributors provide for a fresh set of inquiries, from the State, consolidated and transitional democracies, to interstate, European and global scenarios. They converge in tackling empirical and normative questions, and suggest further connections between rule of law and democracy.