This book presents comparative analyses that offer a theoretical synthesis of the dynamics of democratization processes on both sides of the Atlantic. It focuses on the specific processes of transition and consolidation occurring in Mediterranean Europe and the Southern Cone.
0. Introduction Part One: Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives 1. Democratic Transition in Comparative Perspective 2. Democratic Establishments: A Dimensional Analysis 3. Mass and Elite Perspectives in the Process of Transition to Democracy Part Two: South American Cases 4. From Diarchy to Polyarchy: Prospects for Democracy in Chile 5. Dilemmas of the Consolidation of Democracy in Argentina 6. The Political Transition in Brazil: From Authoritarian Liberalization and Elite Conciliation to Democratization 7. Political Parties and Elections in the Process of Transition in Uruguay Part Three: On Governability 8. Argentina: Political Transition and Institutional Weakness in Comparative Perspective 9. Conclusion: Toward a Framework for the Study of Democratic Consolidation