Hybrid regimes and the challenges of deepening and sustaining democracy in developing countries1

  title={Hybrid regimes and the challenges of deepening and sustaining democracy in developing countries1},
  author={Alina Rocha Menocal and V. Fritz and L. Rakner},
  journal={South African Journal of International Affairs},
  pages={29 - 40}
A wave of democratisation swept across the developing world from the 1980s onwards. However, despite the momentous transformation that this so-called ‘Third Wave’ has brought to formal political structures in regions ranging from Africa to Asia to Latin America, only a limited number of countries have succeeded in establishing consolidated and functioning democratic regimes. Instead, many of these new regimes have become stuck in transition, combining a rhetorical acceptance of liberal… Expand
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