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Author Lambach, Daniel,
Title Nonviolent resistance and democratic consolidation / Daniel Lambach [and four others].
Imprint Cham : Palgrave Macmillan, [2020]

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Author Lambach, Daniel,
Subject New democracies -- Africa.
New democracies -- Latin America.
Nonviolence -- Africa.
Nonviolence -- Latin America.
Government, Resistance to -- Africa.
Government, Resistance to -- Latin America.
Democracy -- Africa.
Democracy -- Latin America.
Alt Name Bayer, Markus.
Bethke, Felix S.
Dressler, Matteo.
Dudouet, Veronique.
Description 1 online resource (196 pages)
Note Print version record.
Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on April 06, 2020).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Intro -- Preface -- Contents -- List of Figures -- 1 Introduction -- A Story of Three African Democracies -- Thinking About Nonviolence -- The Case for Democracy -- Research Design and Results -- Outline of the Book -- References -- 2 Theory -- Democratic Consolidation -- A Relational Approach to Political Regimes -- Critical Junctures, Path Dependence, and Modes of Transition -- Causal Assumptions and Mechanisms -- Levelling the Political Playing Field -- Advancing a Democratic Political Culture -- Avoiding the Praetorian Problem -- References -- 3 Statistical Analysis -- Research Design
Measuring Resistance Campaigns and Democratic Transitions -- Alternative Explanations for Democratic Consolidation -- Estimation Procedures -- The Effect of NVR on Democratic Survival -- The Effect of NVR on Achieving Peaceful Turnovers of Power -- The Effect of NVR on Democratic Quality -- Discussion of the Results -- References -- 4 Mechanisms -- Democratization and Democratic Consolidation in Benin -- Democratization and Democratic Consolidation in Chile -- Levelling the Political Playing Field -- How NVR Levelled the Playing Field in Benin -- How NVR Levelled the Playing Field in Chile
Concluding Summary of the Mechanism and Evidence from Other Cases -- Advancing a Democratic Civic Culture and Resistance as a Symbolic Reference Point -- The Development of Civic Culture in Benin After Transition -- The Development of Civic Culture in Chile After Transition -- Concluding Summary of the Mechanism and Evidence from Other Cases -- Avoiding the Praetorian Problem -- Civil-Military Relations in Benin -- Civil-Military Relations in Chile -- Concluding Summary of the Mechanism and Evidence from Other Cases -- General Remarks on Mechanisms and Case Studies -- References
5 Inching Towards Theory -- Summary of Findings -- Revisiting Our Assumptions -- Limitations of Our Results -- Comparing Our Results -- Towards a Theory of NVR and Democratic Consolidation -- References -- 6 Conclusion -- References -- Index
Summary 'At a time when authoritarianism is resurgent and democracy is under threat globally, this timely book shines a light on a critical but underappreciated driver of democratization: ordinary citizens.' --Maria J. Stephan, Director, Program on Nonviolent Action, USIP, USA. 'This insightful book is essential reading for all interested in democratization in the aftermath of conflict and how mobilization can affect how institutions evolve.' --Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Professor, University of Essex, UK. 'This is an essential contribution to a fascinating interdisciplinary field which shows that unarmed resistance movements facilitate the emergence of democracy.' -- Stellan Vinthagen, Chair and Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA. This book argues that democracies emerging from peaceful protest last longer, achieve higher levels of democratic quality, and are more likely to see at least two peaceful handovers of power than democracies that emerged out of violent resistance or top-down liberalization. Nonviolent resistance is not just an effective means of deposing dictators; it can also help consolidate democracy after the transition from autocratic rule. Drawing on case studies on democratic consolidation in Africa and Latin America, the authors find that nonviolent resistance creates a more inclusive transition process that is more resistant to democratic breakdown in the long term. Daniel Lambach is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Goethe University, Germany. Markus Bayer is Research Fellow at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Felix S. Bethke is Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Germany. Matteo Dressler is Researcher at the Flemish Peace Institute, Belgium. Veronique Dudouet is Programme Director at Berghof Foundation, Germany.
ISBN 9783030393717 (electronic bk.)
3030393712 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 1147268940
Additional Format Print version: Lambach, Daniel. Nonviolent Resistance and Democratic Consolidation. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan US, 2020 9783030393700

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