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The Resource Deferring democracy : promoting openness in authoritarian regimes, Catharin E. Dalpino

Deferring democracy : promoting openness in authoritarian regimes, Catharin E. Dalpino

Label
Deferring democracy : promoting openness in authoritarian regimes
Title
Deferring democracy
Title remainder
promoting openness in authoritarian regimes
Statement of responsibility
Catharin E. Dalpino
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Third Wave - the democratic revolution that marked the end of the cold war - broke the communist monopoly in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and leavened authoritarianism with democratic experiments in several countries of Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Fully one-third of the world's people, however, must still contend with repressive governments. In several of these countries, authoritarian regimes endure because they have launched cautious reforms designed to improve the lives of everyday citizens while fending off any direct challenge to their political supremacy. Because they are determined to hold onto power, these governments are broadly viewed as political intransigents, out of step with post-cold war democratic governments. Some are also the subject of intense policy debates because they play important roles in U.S. security and economic policy. But examined on their own merits, several of these states are taking incremental steps that in the long term could lead to more open, just, and democratic societies." "Catharin Dalpino takes a fresh look at the prospects for political change in these countries. She examines in detail how countries such as China and Iran, ranked among the most repressive by Western standards, are "opening windows to political and social reform." Although Leninism lingers in China, the regime there has commenced market and other economic reforms. In Iran, the nature of the Islamic republic is under review. In the traditional monarchies of the Middle East, a new generation of leaders is assuming power and demonstrating a more pragmatic approach to government. Dalpino maintains that U.S. policy must focus first on supporting these emerging social and political trends, deemphasizing short-term human rights and democracy strategies and reinforcing more subtle attitudinal and institutional changes in both state and society. She offers a fifteen-point directive for U.S. policy to help enlarge political space and strengthen civic sectors in these important countries."--Jacket
  • "The Third Wave - the democratic revolution that marked the end of the cold war - broke the communist monopoly in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe and leavened authoritarianism with democratic experiments in several countries of Latin America, Africa, and Asia. Fully one-third of the world's people, however, must still contend with repressive governments. In several of these countries, authoritarian regimes endure because they have launched cautious reforms designed to improve the lives of everyday citizens while fending off any direct challenge to their political supremacy. Because they are determined to hold onto power, these governments are broadly viewed as political intransigents, out of step with post-cold war democratic governments. Some are also the subject of intense policy debates because they play important roles in U.S. security and economic policy. But examined on their own merits, several of these states are taking incremental steps that in the long term could lead to more open, just, and democratic societies." "Catharin Dalpino takes a fresh look at the prospects for political change in these countries. She examines in detail how countries such as China and Iran, ranked among the most repressive by Western standards, are "opening windows to political and social reform." Although Leninism lingers in China, the regime there has commenced market and other economic reforms. In Iran, the nature of the Islamic republic is under review. In the traditional monarchies of the Middle East, a new generation of leaders is assuming power and demonstrating a more pragmatic approach to government. Dalpino maintains that U.S. policy must focus first on supporting these emerging social and political trends, deemphasizing short-term human rights and democracy strategies and reinforcing more subtle attitudinal and institutional changes in both state and society. She offers a fifteen-point directive for U.S. policy to help enlarge political space and strengthen civic sectors in these important countries."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dalpino, Catharin E
Dewey number
327.73
Index
index present
LC call number
E840
LC item number
.D34 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Authoritarianism
  • Democratization
  • Political development
  • Social movements
  • World politics
  • United States
Label
Deferring democracy : promoting openness in authoritarian regimes, Catharin E. Dalpino
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-127) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The "right" thing for the "wrong" reason : when rulers reform -- Mothers and mobile phone mobs : renegotiating civil society -- Radicals and radios : the U.S. response to authoritarian regimes -- Supporting liberalization without sinking it : recommendations and conclusions
Control code
44454541
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 137 pages
Isbn
9780815717010
Lccn
00009930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Deferring democracy : promoting openness in authoritarian regimes, Catharin E. Dalpino
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 109-127) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The "right" thing for the "wrong" reason : when rulers reform -- Mothers and mobile phone mobs : renegotiating civil society -- Radicals and radios : the U.S. response to authoritarian regimes -- Supporting liberalization without sinking it : recommendations and conclusions
Control code
44454541
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
x, 137 pages
Isbn
9780815717010
Lccn
00009930
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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