Democratic Transition and Consolidation in Southern Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia

  • Diane Ethier

Part of the Macmillan International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Introduction

  3. Democratic Transitions

  4. Democratic Consolidations

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 266-280

About this book


The breakdown of authoritarian regimes in Greece, Spain and Portugal in the mid-70s was the beginning of a new cycle of democratization at the world scale. The 1980s have seen the emergence of formal, constitutional democracies in many countries, especially in Latin America and Southeast Asia. This book analyses in a comparative perspective the causes, the modalities and the prospects of these political changes in three regions: Southern Europe, Latin America and Southeast Asia.


constitution democracy democratization economy Electoral System

Editors and affiliations

  • Diane Ethier
    • 1
  1. 1.Université de MontréalCanada

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