Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Tentative Conclusions about Uncertain Democracies

  title={Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Tentative Conclusions about Uncertain Democracies},
  author={Guillermo O'donnell and Philippe C . Schmitter},
Political science scholars consider the four-volume work "Transitions from Authoritarian Rule" to be a foundational text for studying the process of democratization, specifically in those cases where an authoritarian regime is giving way to some form of democratic government. The most important of the four books is without a doubt the fourth volume, "Tentative Conclusions about Uncertain Democracies", also known as "the little green book." "Transitions from Authoritarian Rule" was the first… Expand
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