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Author Haggard, Stephan, author
Title Dictators and democrats : masses, elites, and regime change / Stephan Haggard and Robert R. Kaufman
Imprint Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, [2016]
book jacket
 Euro-Am Studies Lib  321.8 H1227 2016    AVAILABLE  -  30500101530304
 人文社會聯圖  JC423 .H285 2016    DUE 07-26-21    30610020508917
 RCHSS Library  JC423 H285 2016    AVAILABLE    30560400443807
Descript xxii, 396 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Machine generated contents note: pt. I Inequality and Transitions to Democracy -- ch. 1 Inequality and Transitions to Democracy -- pt. II Pathways to Democracy -- ch. 2 Modeling Democratic Transitions: Distributive Conflict and Elite Processes (with Terence Teo) -- ch. 3 Distributive Conflict Transitions: Institutions and Collective Action -- ch. 4 Elite-Led Transitions: International Factors and Politics at the Top -- ch. 5 Transition Paths and the Quality of Democracy (with Terence Teo) -- pt. III Reversions from Democratic Rule -- ch. 6 Inequality, Development, and the Weak Democracy Syndrome (with Terence Teo) -- ch. 7 Pathways to Authoritarian Rule -- ch. 8 Learning from Anomalies: Low-Income Survivors, Middle-Income Reverters -- Conclusion: Whither Democracy? -- Online Resources -- Additional supporting materials can be found at
Subject Democratization
Alt Author Kaufman, Robert R., author
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