The Resilience of Democracy
Persistent Practice, Durable Idea
Edited by Peter Burnell, Peter Calvert
Published April 29th 1999 by Routledge – 304 pages
Series: Democratization Studies
This volume brings together studies of the small number of previously established states that have retained and/or restored democracy despite - in many cases - formidable economic, social or political challenges. It seeks to establish common themes, whether or not they appear to fit a grand casual theory. It is, after all, the very adaptability of democratic systems that characterises their persistence, durability and resilience.