ISBN13:978-0198299974 ISBN10: 0198299974 This edition has also been released as: ISBN13: 978-0199242702 ISBN10: 0199242704
Edition/Copyright:01 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Oxford University Press Published: 09/28/2001 International: No
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Stepan, Alfred : Columbia University
"At his best, Stepan widens our horizon of possibilities and challenges conventional wisdom. Stepan's boldness in tackling core assumptions and in assembling historical evidence from around the world serves to simulate a more thoughtful and informed debate. The most successful chapters are those in which the introduction of a range of historical examples generates a convincing and well-structured series of subtypes or pathways."
-- Journal of Democracy
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Introduction: Reflections on 'Problem Selection' in Comparative Politics
I. The State and Society
1. The New Professionalism of Internal Warfare and Military Role Expansion 2. Liberal-Pluralist, Classic Marxist, and 'Organic Statist' Approaches to the State 3. State Power and the Strength of Civil Society in the Southern Cone of Latin America 4. Military Politics in Three Polity Arenas: Civil Society, Political Society, and the State
II. Constructing and Deconstructing Polities: Contexts, Capacities and Identities
5. Paths Toward Redemocratization: Theoretical and Comparative Considerations 6. Political Crafting of Democratic Consolidation or Destruction: European and South American Comparisons (with Juan J. Linz) 7. On the Tasks of a Democratic Opposition 8. Democratic Opposition and Democratization Theory 9. Modern Multi-National Democracies: Transcending a Gellnerian Oxymoron 10. Political Identities and Electoral Sequences: Spain, the Soviet Union, and Yugoslavia (with Juan J. Linz) 11. The World s Religious Systems and Democracy: Crafting the Twin Tolerations
III. The Meta-frameworks of Democratic Governance and Democratic States
12. Constitutional Frameworks and Democratic Consolidation: Parliamentarianism versus Presidentialism (with Cindy Skach) 13. The French Fifth Republic: A Model for Import? Reflections on Poland and Brazil (with Ezra N. Suleiman) 14. Toward Consolidated Democracies (with Juan J. Linz) 15. Toward a New Comparative Analysis of Democracy and Federalism: 'Demos Constraining' and 'Demos Enabling' Federations
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