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The Resource Ordinary people in extraordinary times : the citizenry and the breakdown of democracy, Nancy Bermeo

Ordinary people in extraordinary times : the citizenry and the breakdown of democracy, Nancy Bermeo

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Ordinary people in extraordinary times : the citizenry and the breakdown of democracy
Title
Ordinary people in extraordinary times
Title remainder
the citizenry and the breakdown of democracy
Statement of responsibility
Nancy Bermeo
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Based on extensive research, this book overturns the common wisdom. It shows that the German experience was exceptional, that people's affinity for particular political positions are surprisingly stable, and that what is often labeled polarization is the result not of vote switching but of such factors as expansion of the franchise, elite defections, and the mobilization of new voters. Democratic collapses are caused less by changes in popular preferences than by the actions of political elites who polarize themselves and mistake the actions of a few for the preferences of the many. These conclusions are drawn from the study of twenty cases, including every democracy that collapsed in the aftermath of the Russian Revolution in interwar Europe, every South American democracy that fell to the Right after the Cuban Revolution, and three democracies that avoided breakdown despite serious economic and political challenges
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bermeo, Nancy Gina
Dewey number
306.2
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JC337
LC item number
.B47 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil society
  • Democracy
  • Authoritarianism
  • Allegiance
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Crises
  • Elite (Social sciences)
  • South America
Label
Ordinary people in extraordinary times : the citizenry and the breakdown of democracy, Nancy Bermeo
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Part I: Our literature and interwar Europe -- Heroes or villains? images of citizens and civil society in the literature on democracy -- Ordinary people and the breakdown of democracy in interwar Europe -- -- Part II: South America and our literature revised -- The reluctant coup in Brazil -- The slow-motion coup in Uruguay -- The tragedy of democracy in Chile -- The violent death of democracy in Argentina -- Polarization and the ignorance of elites
Control code
50590877
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780691089706
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002035472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Ordinary people in extraordinary times : the citizenry and the breakdown of democracy, Nancy Bermeo
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Part I: Our literature and interwar Europe -- Heroes or villains? images of citizens and civil society in the literature on democracy -- Ordinary people and the breakdown of democracy in interwar Europe -- -- Part II: South America and our literature revised -- The reluctant coup in Brazil -- The slow-motion coup in Uruguay -- The tragedy of democracy in Chile -- The violent death of democracy in Argentina -- Polarization and the ignorance of elites
Control code
50590877
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 265 pages
Isbn
9780691089706
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Lccn
2002035472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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