Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Stanford University


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Modes of Transition in Latin America, Southern and Eastern Europe

Book Chapter

Terry L. Karl - Stanford University

Published by
Dartmouth Press, in "Transitions to Democracy: Comparative Perspectives from Southern Europe", 1995

The phenomenon of transitions to liberal democracy has become a major concern for political scientists in recent decades. This text covers conceptual issues for regime change, theoretical and comparative interpretations of transition and authoritarian collapse, national case-studies of transition (divided into three area studies), the international context of transition, the move towards democratic consolidation, and the future of democratic transition studies.