Forging Democracy from Below Insurgent Transitions in South Africa and el Salvador

ISBN-10: 0521788870

ISBN-13: 9780521788878

Edition: 2000

Authors: Elisabeth Jean Wood, Robert H. Bates, Ellen Comisso, Peter Lange, Joel Migdal

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Popular mobilisation in El Salvador and South Africa eventually forced the elite to the bargaining table, and democratic government resulted. This text challenges the view that democracy is the result of compromise among elite factions.
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List price: $35.99
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 10/30/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 274
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.122
Language: English

From civil war to democracy: improbable transitions in oligarchic societies
El Salvador's Path to Democracy
From conservative modernization to civil war
The structural foundation of a pact: the transformation of elite interests
Negotiating a democratic transition to end civil war
From Racial Oligarchy to Pluralist Democracy in South Africa
Apartheid, conservative modernization, and resistance
The challenge to elite economic interests
From recalcitrance to compromise
The insurgent path to democracy in oligarchic societies
Epilogue: the legacy of democracy forged from below
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