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Defeating authoritarian leaders in postcommunist countries, Valerie Bunce and Sharon Wolchik

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Defeating authoritarian leaders in postcommunist countries
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Defeating authoritarian leaders in postcommunist countries
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Valerie Bunce and Sharon Wolchik
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eng
Summary
"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"--
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1949-
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Bunce, Valerie
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illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JN96.A58
LC item number
B876 2011
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Wolchik, Sharon L
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Cambridge studies in contentious politics
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  • Democracy
  • Authoritarianism
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE
  • Authoritarianism
  • Democracy
  • Politics and government
  • Demokratisierung
  • Postkommunismus
  • Demokratie
  • Autoritärer Staat
  • Former communist countries
  • Former communist countries
  • Osteuropa
  • Zentralasien
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Defeating authoritarian leaders in postcommunist countries, Valerie Bunce and Sharon Wolchik
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
700205679
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 373 pages
Isbn
9780521187251
Lccn
2011003650
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
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(OCoLC)700205679
Label
Defeating authoritarian leaders in postcommunist countries, Valerie Bunce and Sharon Wolchik
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
700205679
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 373 pages
Isbn
9780521187251
Lccn
2011003650
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)700205679

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