Authoritarianism in an Age of Democratization

ISBN-10: 052168966X

ISBN-13: 9780521689663

Edition: 2007

Authors: Jason Brownlee
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Description: Far from sweeping the globe uniformly, the 'third wave of democratization' left burgeoning republics and resilient dictatorships in its wake. Applying more than a year of original fieldwork in Egypt, Iran, Malaysia, and the Philippines, Jason Brownlee shows that the mixed record of recent democratization is best deciphered through a historical and institutional approach to authoritarian rule. Exposing the internal organizations that structure elite conflict, Brownlee demonstrates why the critical soft-liners needed for democratic transitions have been dormant in Egypt and Malaysia but outspoken in Iran and the Philippines. By establishing how ruling parties originated and why they impede change, Brownlee illuminates the problem of contemporary authoritarianism and informs the promotion of durable democracy.

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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 7/23/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Jason Brownlee is Assistant Professor of Government at the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to arriving at the University of Texas, he was a post-doctoral Fellow at Stanford University's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. Professor Brownlee's research addresses domestic and international processes of democratization. His work has appeared in Comparative Politics, Studies in Comparative International Development and the Journal of Democracy.

List of Figures and Tables
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Authoritarianism in an Age of Democratization
The Political Origins of Durable Authoritarianism
The Inception of Ruling Parties
Institutional Legacies and Coalitional Tensions
Ruling Parties and Regime Persistence: Egypt and Malaysia during the Third Wave
Elite Defections and Electoral Defeat: Iran during the Third Wave
Confrontation and Democratization: The Philippines during the Third Wave
Conclusions
References
Index
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