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Non-Democratic Regimes

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ISBN-10: 0230202756

ISBN-13: 9780230202757

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Paul Brooker

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List price: $43.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 1/15/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

List of Tables, Figures and Exhibits
Introduction
Studying non-democratic regimes: why and how Modernizing to survive: the three phases of modernization
Problems of democratization
The persistence of non-democratic regimes
Theoretical Approaches
The totalitarian-authoritarian approach
The �military regime' and �one-party state' approaches
The personal-rule approach
A mixed approach
Monarchical and Personal Rule
Ruling monarchies: past
Rulig monarchies; present
Presidential monarchies
Military Rule
Motive
Means
Opportunity
The emergence of less-than military regimes
One-Party Rule
Motive
Means
Opportunity
Degeneration into one-person rule
Consolidation, Legitimacy and Control
Seeking legitimacy: why (according to them) do they rule?
Electoral means of legitmation
Ideological Iegitmation
Strengtheing control: how do they rule?
Military dictatorships' strengthening of control
Party dictatorships' strengthening of control
Policies and Performance
Distinctive policies
Personalist government and policy-making
Non-personalist government and policy-making
Bureacratic policy-making and politics
Performance and policy implementation
Democratization and the Demise of Dictatorship
The demise of dictatorships and birth of democracies
The military's relinquishing of power
Transitions from dictatorship to democratization
Transitions from personalist rule
Failures of democratization: failed transitions and failed states
Semi-Dictatorships and Semidemocracies
Democratically disguised (semi-) dictatorship
The historical stronghold: Latin America
The new stronghold: the former Soviet Union
Distinguishing between semi-dictatorship and semidemocracy
Semidemocracy: transitional or consolidated?
Ambiguous cases
The Future of Non-Democratic Regimes
Failuire
Extinction or resurgence?
New forms?
What has been learned in theory and practice?275
Furher Reading
Bibliography
Index