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The Resource Pluralism by default : weak autocrats and the rise of competitive politics, Lucan Way

Pluralism by default : weak autocrats and the rise of competitive politics, Lucan Way

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Pluralism by default : weak autocrats and the rise of competitive politics
Title
Pluralism by default
Title remainder
weak autocrats and the rise of competitive politics
Statement of responsibility
Lucan Way
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Focusing on regime trajectories across the former Soviet Union, Pluralism by Default posits that political competition in "new democracies" has often been grounded less in well-designed institutions, democratic leaders, or emerging civil society and more in the failure of authoritarianism. Lucan Way contends that pluralism has persisted in many cases because autocrats lack the organization, authority, or coordination to steal elections, impose censorship, repress opposition, or keep allies in line. Attention to the dynamics of this "pluralism by default" reveals a largely unrecognized contradiction in the transition process: the same factors that facilitate democratic and semi-democratic political competition may also thwart the development of stable, well-functioning democratic institutions. National divisions or weak states and parties--typically seen as impediments to democracy--can also stymie efforts to crack down on political opposition and concentrate control. Way demonstrates that the features that have made Ukraine the most democratic country in the former Soviet Union also contributed to the country's extreme dysfunction and descent into war in 2014"--
  • "Focusing on regime trajectories across three countries in the former Soviet Union (Belarus, Moldova, and Ukraine), Lucan Way argues that democratic political competition has often been grounded less in well-designed institutions or emerging civil society, and more in the failure of authoritarianism. In many cases, pluralism has persisted because autocrats have been too weak to steal elections, repress opposition, or keep allies in line. Attention to the dynamics of this "pluralism by default" reveals an important but largely unrecognized contradiction in the transition process in many countries - namely, that the same factors that facilitate democratic and semi-democratic political competition may also thwart the development of stable, well-functioning democratic institutions. Weak states and parties - factors typically seen as sources of democratic failure - can also undermine efforts to crack down on political opposition and concentrate political control"--
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1968-
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Way, Lucan
Dewey number
323/.040947
Index
index present
LC call number
JN6649.A15
LC item number
W38 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Political participation
  • Political participation
  • Political participation
  • Democratization
  • Democratization
  • Democratization
  • Belarus
  • Moldova
  • Ukraine
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / General
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
  • Democratization
  • Political participation
  • Politics and government
  • Belarus
  • Moldova
  • Ukraine
Label
Pluralism by default : weak autocrats and the rise of competitive politics, Lucan Way
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Publication
Copyright
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
Control code
907657513
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 257 pages
Isbn
9781421418124
Lccn
2015010633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907657513
Label
Pluralism by default : weak autocrats and the rise of competitive politics, Lucan Way
Publication
Copyright
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
Control code
907657513
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 257 pages
Isbn
9781421418124
Lccn
2015010633
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)907657513

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