The Dynamics of Democratization

Elites, Civil Society and the Transition Process

  • Authors
  • Graeme Gill

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Graeme Gill
    Pages 43-79
  3. Graeme Gill
    Pages 80-123
  4. Graeme Gill
    Pages 124-188
  5. Graeme Gill
    Pages 189-234
  6. Graeme Gill
    Pages 235-242
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 243-287

About this book


The author assesses the main theories developed to account for and explain why and how authoritarian regimes give way to democratic ones. The book takes issue with the predominantly élite-centred focus of much of the literature, and illustrates how an understanding of democratization can be gained only if the role of civil society is taken into account.


Civil society communism democratization dynamics

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