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Shock to the System Coups, Elections, and War on the Road to Democratization

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ISBN-10: 0691217009

ISBN-13: 9780691217000

Edition: 2021

Authors: Michael K. Miller

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How violent events and autocratic parties trigger democratic change How do democracies emerge? Shock to the System presents a novel theory of democratization that focuses on how events like coups, wars, and elections disrupt autocratic regimes and trigger democratic change. Employing the broadest qualitative and quantitative analyses of democratization to date, Michael Miller demonstrates that more than nine in ten transitions since 1800 occur in one of two ways: countries democratize following a major violent shock or an established ruling party democratizes through elections and regains power within democracy. This framework fundamentally reorients theories on democratization by showing…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2021
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/10/2021
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 6.14" wide x 9.25" long x 0.79" tall
Weight: 1.210
Language: English