Modes and Outcomes
Routledge – 2014 – 160 pages
Series: Democratization Studies
Democratic transitions have occurred in many countries in various regions across the globe, such as Southern Europe, Latin America, Africa, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. Yet, the patterns and characteristics of transitions have varied significantly, and different modes of transition have resulted in different outcomes.
This book offers cross-national and longitudinal comparisons of democratic transition since 1900. Through these comparisons, the authors theoretically explore and quantitatively test the empirical relationship between transitional modes and democratic outcomes. A major contribution of this study is the creation of a cross-national dataset of all democratic transitioning states since 1900, which is accomplished through detailed case studies and cross-verification with widely renowned works on transitions. This is the first study to test statistically the impact of mode of transition on the quality and durability of democracy.
This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international politics, comparative politics and democracy and democratization studies.
1. Introduction 2. Modes of Democratic Transition 3. A Theory of Explaining Success Rate of Democratic Transitions 4. Research Design and Empirics 5. Democratic Prospects 6. Conclusion
Sujian Guo is Distinguished Professor of Fudan University and Zhejiang University in China, and Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of the Center for US–China Policy Studies at San Francisco State University, USA
Gary A. Stradiotto is Professorial Lecturer of Political Science at The George Washington University, USA.