Debating the Transition Paradigm: In Partial Defense of an Evanescent “Paradigm”

@article{Odonnell2002DebatingTT,
  title={Debating the Transition Paradigm: In Partial Defense of an Evanescent “Paradigm”},
  author={Guillermo O'donnell},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  year={2002},
  volume={13},
  pages={12 - 6}
}
Thomas Carothers has written a timely and important essay that deserves wide attention. His goal is the healthy one of sparking discussion among both scholars and those who are “practitioners” of democracy—government officials, civil society activists, or professionals who work in the field of democracy promotion. Since I am a scholar, I will focus on what Carothers has to say concerning academic writings about transitions and democratization. To begin with, I am in an odd situation. I am… Expand
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