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Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft – Sonderhefte

Regression of Democracy?

Editors: Erdmann, Gero, Kneuer, Marianne (Eds.)

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  • Profound insights into democratization processes and the emergence of authoritarian regimes

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Democratization since the implosion of the communist bloc displays a mixed balance. While the neo-democracies in Central Eastern European Countries can be seen as largely consolidated, many other processes of democratization in other parts of the world such as Africa, Asia and Latin America got stuck as unconsolidated or became defective democracies, some ‘regressed’ into hybrid regimes or were even turned into autocracies. While transitology dealt with the transition from authoritarian rule, the reverse process, the transition from democratic rule, remained almost completely outside the scholarly attention. This special issue will address the problems of the regression of democracy and aims at closing the gap between research on democracy and democratization on one side and the emergence of authoritarian regimes on the other. The contributions of this volume analyse the different phenomena in which decline of democracy fans out: the loss of quality, which means a silent regression; the backslide into hybrid regimes (hybridization); and the breakdown of democracy.

About the authors

Dr. Gero Erdmann is Head of Research Programme 1 and Head of GIGA Office Berlin of the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg.
Prof. Dr. Marianne Kneuer is Professor for Comparative Politics and International Relations at the University of Hildesheim, Germany.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 9-19

    Erdmann, Gero (et al.)

  • Decline of Democracy: Loss of Quality, Hybridisation and Breakdown of Democracy

    Pages 21-58

    Erdmann, Gero

  • Quality Criteria for Democracy. Why Responsiveness is not the Key

    Pages 59-80

    Lauth, Hans-Joachim

  • Is the international environment becoming less benign for democratisation?

    Pages 81-101

    Burnell, Peter

  • The United States of America – a Deficient Democracy

    Pages 103-132

    Braml, Josef (et al.)

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eBook $34.99
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Softcover $44.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-531-18216-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Regression of Democracy?
Editors
  • Gero Erdmann
  • Marianne Kneuer
Series Title
Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft – Sonderhefte
Copyright
2011
Publisher
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften
Copyright Holder
VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften | Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, Wiesbaden
eBook ISBN
978-3-531-93302-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-531-93302-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-531-18216-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
265
Number of Illustrations
8 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Ursprünglich als Heft einer Zeitschrift veröffentlich.
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