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The International Dimensions of Democratization: Europe and the Americas

Laurence Whitehead


The ending of the Cold War has brought about a flurry of regional initiatives to promote and consolidate democratization, especially in east Central Europe and in Central and South America. This volume provides a historically grounded analysis of the significance and limitations of such attempts at ‘democracy by convergence’, and reconsiders some established ideas about the relationship between domestic and international factors in recent democratization processes. Combining theoretical approaches with empirical case studies, the book examines the development of democratic regimes in countries ... More

Keywords: democratization

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Print publication date: 2001 Print ISBN-13: 9780199243754
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003 DOI:10.1093/0199243751.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Laurence Whitehead, editor
Nuffield College, Oxford
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Part I International Dimensions

Part IV A Comparative Perspective

Part V Five Years Later


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