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The political economy of democratization

Jayasuriya, K. (1995) The political economy of democratization. In: Bell, D., Brown, D., Jayasuriya, K. and Jones, D., (eds.) Towards Illiberal Democracy. Palgrave Macmillan UK, pp. 107-133.

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In the burgeoning literature on transition to democracy, two competing research programmes may be identified: that is structural, and process-oriented explanations. 1 These two programmes adopt distinct methodological stances—analysts adopting structural explanations tend to be historical and comparative, whereas those working with strategic explanations tend to focus on short-term events. The structural explanation envisages democratic transition as the outcome of long-term forces that are in turn shaped by specific ...

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Asia Research Centre
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright: 1995 Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
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