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By Lauren M. McLaren

Why are a few regimes democratic whereas others aren't? particularly, how have Spain and Italy controlled to turn into democratic whereas Turkey, which stocks many comparable features, has not?

Spain, Italy and Turkey have shared universal old gains which might were disruptive to any new democracy; despite the fact that they signify a big selection of democratization reports. offering a comparative case research research, this ebook deals a few clues as to the explanations for profitable transitions to democracy. this can be performed via a number of variables which include:

  • the measure of ‘stateness’ problems
  • learning from prior reports with democracy and authoritarianism
  • economic improvement
  • the tactics used for designing the recent principles of the regime
  • the lifestyles or absence of ‘civil society’ and the relationship among society and political institutions
  • the democratic ideas themselves
  • the professionalization of the military
  • the effect of exterior elements on democratic consolidation.

By analyzing those variables around the 3 nations, Lauren McLaren narrows the variety of attainable motives for ameliorations in democratic consolidation. The booklet should be of specific curiosity to scholars and researchers of ecu Politics and Democratization Studies.

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