Dissidence, Republicanism, and Democratic Change

  title={Dissidence, Republicanism, and Democratic Change},
  author={Paul Blokker},
  journal={East European Politics \& Societies},
  pages={219 - 243}
  • Paul Blokker
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • East European Politics & Societies
The dramatic changes of 1989 have been widely understood as the confirmation of Western, liberal democracy as the ultimate model of the modern polity. The fact that 1989 was about a dual language that not only emphasized the rule of law and the implementation of rights, but also articulated ideas of democracy alternative to the mainstream liberal-constitutional idea, has not been at the forefront of interpretations of post-1989 trajectories. This does not mean, though, that 1989 has not had… Expand