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The Drama of Democratic Transitions

Laurence Whitehead

in Democratization: Theory and Experience

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199253289
eISBN:
9780191600326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199253285.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Proposes an interpretative framework for the comparison of democratic transitions. It argues that the complex dynamics, shifting agendas, and multiple interactions that characterize all such ... More


Partial Independence Advantages and Evolution

David A. Rezvani

in Surpassing the Sovereign State: The Wealth, Self-Rule, and Security Advantages of Partially Independent Territories

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780199688494
eISBN:
9780191767739
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199688494.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Chapter 2 lays out the principal reasons for the advantages and evolution of partially independent territories (PITs). PITs often benefit from high degrees of nationalistic compromise, core state ... More


The Shadow of Unfairness and the Logic of Plebeianism

Jeffrey Edward Green

in The Shadow of Unfairness: A Plebeian Theory of Liberal Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
June 2016
ISBN:
9780190215903
eISBN:
9780190600679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190215903.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Democratization

This chapter introduces the book’s main ideas: that a shadow of unfairness will darken any conceivable liberal-democratic regime, that this circumstance has not been recognized by contemporary ... More


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