To Craft Democracies: An Essay on Democratic Transitions

  title={To Craft Democracies: An Essay on Democratic Transitions},
  author={G. Palma},
Is democracy a hot-house plant? And is it difficult to transplant it into new soil? The fall of so many dictatorships in the last few years - first in Southern Europe, then in Latin America, now in Eastern Europe - opens new, more optimistic perspectives on democratic development. The crises of dictatorships and the search for a new political order offer fertile ground for an examination of how best to effect democratic transitions. By focusing on the objective conditions that make democracy… Expand
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