Nationalism and the Transition to Democracy: The Post-Soviet Experience

@article{Gill2006NationalismAT,
  title={Nationalism and the Transition to Democracy: The Post-Soviet Experience},
  author={G. Gill},
  journal={Demokratizatsiya},
  year={2006},
  volume={14},
  pages={613-626}
}
  • G. Gill
  • Published 2006
  • Sociology
  • Demokratizatsiya
The political trajectories of the post-Soviet states are varied, with democracy being the outcome in only a minority of these countries. The differ- ent outcomes are striking, given the similarity of starting points. The key to under- standing a democratic outcome lies in the different relationships between old regime elites and civil society-based opposition forces, and the ethnic balance in the country. Nationalism, reflected in the popular front movements, was crucial for a democratic… Expand
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