By Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, Yun-han Chu, Hung-mao Tien
The international development that Samuel P. Huntington has dubbed the ''third wave'' of democratization has noticeable greater than 60 international locations event democratic transitions considering 1974. whereas those international locations have succeeded in bringing down authoritarian regimes and exchanging them with freely elected governments, few of them can as but be thought of solid democracies. such a lot stay engaged within the fight to consolidate their new and fragile democratic associations. Consolidating the 3rd Wave Democracies offers an in-depth research of the demanding situations that they face.
In addition to the entire hardcover version, Consolidating the 3rd Wave Democracies comes in paperback volumes, each one brought by means of the editors and arranged for handy direction use. the 1st paperback quantity, Themes and Perspectives, addresses problems with institutional layout, civil-military family members, civil society, and financial improvement. It brings jointly a few of the world's leading students of democratization, together with Robert A. Dahl, Samuel P. Huntington, Juan J. Linz, Guillermo O'Donnell, Adam Przeworski, Philippe C. Schmitter, and Alfred Stepan. the second one paperback quantity, Regional Challenges, specializes in advancements in Southern Europe, Latin the USA, Russia, and East Asia, fairly Taiwan and China. It includes essays by means of major local specialists, together with Yun-han Chu, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Thomas B. Gold, Michael McFaul, Andrew J. Nathan, and Hung-mao Tien.
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Extra info for Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies: Regional Challenges
The first volume in the series is Richard Gunther, P. , The Politics of Democratic Consolidation: Southern Europe in Comparative Perspective ( 1 995). 1 . Italy, whose democrati,c regime was established in the aftermath of the Second World War, did not. according to most observers, achieve consolidation until the latter part of the 1 970s, when the Italian Communist Party became integrated into the Italian demo cratic regime. As Italy ' s democratic transition began in the I 940s, however, it cannot properly be considered a third wave democracy and will not be considered here.
International Organization Seq uen ce, and Strength in Politics 56 (August 1 994) : Nikiforos Diamandouros, "The Southern European NICs," 20 (Spring 1 9 86): 547-56 ; and Nancy Bermeo, "Sacrifice, Successful Dual Transitions : Lessons from Spain," Journal of 6 1 0-27 . P. 24. For a discussion of the interests of labor as an actor affecting democratization, see DiPalma, To Craft Democracies, 97-1 0 1 . 25. I n sharp contrast t o S outhern Europe stand Central and Latin America, where the enormity of economic inequalities severely complicates transition and impedes consolida tion.
See Samuel P. Huntington, The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late Twentieth Century (Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1991 ). 2 . For recent discussions o f variants o f democracy, see Larry Diamond. " Journal of Democracy 7 (July 1 996): 20-3 7 ; and David Collier and Steven 22 Southern Europe: A Third Vo/ave S u ccess Storj Levitsky, "Democracy 'with Adjectives ' : Conceptual Innovations in Comparative Research" (Working Paper No. , August 1 996) . 3 . Juan J. Linz, "Totalitarian and Authoritarian Regimes, " in Fred 1.