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作者 Bunce, Valerie, 1949-
書名 Defeating authoritarian leaders in postcommunist countries / Valerie J. Bunce and Sharon L. Wolchik
出版項 Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011
國際標準書號 9781107006850 (hbk.)
9780521187251 (pbk.)
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館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 人文社會聯圖  JN96.A58 B876 2011    在架上    30650020030843
說明 xi, 373 p. : ill. ; 24 cm
系列 Cambridge studies in contentious politics
Cambridge studies in contentious politics
附註 "From 1998 to 2005, six elections took place in postcommunist Europe and Eurasia that had the surprising outcome of empowering the opposition and defeating authoritarian incumbents or their designated successors. Valerie J. Bunce and Sharon L. Wolchik compare these unexpected electoral breakthroughs with one another and with elections that had the more typical result of maintaining authoritarian rule. They draw three conclusions. First, the opposition was victorious because of the hard and creative work of a transnational network composed of local opposition and civil society groups, members of the international democracy assistance community, and graduates of successful electoral challenges to authoritarian rule in other countries. Second, the remarkable run of these upset elections reflected the ability of this network to diffuse an ensemble of innovative electoral strategies across state boundaries. Finally, elections can serve as a powerful mechanism for democratic change. This is especially the case when civil society is strong, the transfer of political power is through constitutional means, and opposition leaders win with small mandates"-- Provided by publisher
Includes bibliographical references and index
Machine generated contents note: Part I. The Puzzle: 1. Breakthrough elections: mixed regimes, democracy assistance, and international diffusion; 2. Electoral stability and change in mixed regimes; Part II. Case Studies: 3. The 1998 election in Slovakia and the 2000 election in Croatia: model solidifies and is transferred; 4. Defeating a dictator at the polls and in the streets: the 2000 Yugoslav election; 5. Ukraine: the orange revolution; 6. Georgia and Kyrgyzstan: fraudulent parliamentary elections, mass protests, and presidential abdications; 7. Failed cases: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Belarus; Part III. Comparative Analyses: 8. Explaining divergent electoral outcomes: regime strength, international democracy assistance, and electoral dynamics; 9. The electoral model: evolution and elements; 10. The cross-national diffusion of democratizing elections; 11. After the elections: explaining divergent regime trajectories; 12. Conclusions: democratizing elections, international diffusion and U.S. democracy assistance
主題 Former communist countries -- Politics and government
Democracy -- Former communist countries
Authoritarianism -- Former communist countries
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General bisacsh
Alt Author Wolchik, Sharon L
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