The End of the Transition Paradigm

  title={The End of the Transition Paradigm},
  author={Thomas Carothers},
  journal={Journal of Democracy},
  pages={21 - 5}
In the last quarter of the twentieth century, trends in seven different regions converged to change the political landscape of the world: 1) the fall of right-wing authoritarian regimes in Southern Europe in the mid1970s; 2) the replacement of military dictatorships by elected civilian governments across Latin America from the late 1970s through the late 1980s; 3) the decline of authoritarian rule in parts of East and South Asia starting in the mid-1980s; 4) the collapse of communist regimes in… Expand
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