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By Larry Diamond, Marc F. Plattner, Yun-han Chu, Hung-mao Tien

The international pattern that Samuel P. Huntington has dubbed the ''third wave'' of democratization has noticeable greater than 60 international locations adventure democratic transitions when you consider that 1974. whereas those nations have succeeded in bringing down authoritarian regimes and exchanging them with freely elected governments, few of them can as but be thought of solid democracies. so much stay engaged within the fight to consolidate their new and fragile democratic associations. Consolidating the 3rd Wave Democracies offers an in-depth research of the demanding situations that they face.

In addition to the full hardcover variation, Consolidating the 3rd Wave Democracies comes in paperback volumes, every one brought through the editors and arranged for handy direction use. the 1st paperback quantity, Themes and Perspectives, addresses problems with institutional layout, civil-military kin, civil society, and financial improvement. It brings jointly many of the world's most advantageous students of democratization, together with Robert A. Dahl, Samuel P. Huntington, Juan J. Linz, Guillermo O'Donnell, Adam Przeworski, Philippe C. Schmitter, and Alfred Stepan. the second one paperback quantity, Regional Challenges, specializes in advancements in Southern Europe, Latin the USA, Russia, and East Asia, quite Taiwan and China. It includes essays via top nearby specialists, together with Yun-han Chu, P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, Thomas B. Gold, Michael McFaul, Andrew J. Nathan, and Hung-mao Tien.

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If any one of them is absent for a significant period, the others cannot be sustained. Prolonged political polariza­ tion-as in Chile from 1 96 8 to 1 973-produces economic paralysis and .... - ... l: - - , ' 27 spills into social conflict, which in turn exacerbates political confronta­ tions. Social upheavals and intense ethnic or class conflicts as seen in Chiapas, Mexico, in 1 994, or in Argentina prior to Juan Domingo Per6 n ' s rise to power, breed economic uncertainty , discourage invest­ ment, and increase levels of rhetorical and ideological polarization .

Olftico em Portugal ' : genese do Bloco Central e , . anahse dos partldos da coh gaqao, , Analise social 21 ( l 985): 45-8 1 . I I . On the concept o f "underwri ting," see Basilios Evangelos Tsingos, "Underwr itin g Democracy, Not Exporting It: The European Communi ty and Greece" (D Ph ' l ' d ' Magdalen College, University of Oxford, 1 994) . See also Geoffrey Pri d h Encouragmg Democracy: The lnternatio al Context of Regime Transition in � EUlOpe (Lelcester , Englan d : LeIcester Unt versity Press, 1 99 1 ) .

At different times in its evolution , however, the Portuguese democratization produced dysfunctions in this area. For example, the MFA attempted to secure a reserve domain that would ensure a permanent role for the military in the Portuguese political system. The Portuguese experience teaches another important lesson : Attempts to secure reserve domains need not occur only at the moment of the transfer of power from the nondemo­ cratic predecessor to the new democratic regime. They can also take place at l ater points in the transition process.

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