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The Resilience of Democracy
Persistent Practice, Durable Idea

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ISBN 9780714680262
Published April 29, 1999 by Routledge
304 Pages

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This volume brings together studies of the small number of previously established states that have retained and/or restored democracy despite - in many cases - formidable economic, social or political challenges. It seeks to establish common themes, whether or not they appear to fit a grand casual theory. It is, after all, the very adaptability of democratic systems that characterises their persistence, durability and resilience.

Table of Contents

Democratic society and its enemies, Anthony Arblaster; enduring elite democracy in Botswana, Kenneth Good; democracy in the Commonwealth Caribbean, Paul Sutton; why Costa Rica remains a democracy, Lloyd Pettiford; the possibility of democratic consolidation in Ghana, Jeff Haynes; parties and the people - India's changing party system and the resilience of democracy, Subrata Kumar Mitra; Israel's democracy at 50 - from resilience to residue?, Clive Jones; the consolidation of democracy in Mauritius, Barbara Wake Carroll, Terrance Carroll; survival of an imperfect democracy in the Phillippines, James Putzel; political space in South East Asia - Asian-Style and Other Democracies, Kevin Hewison; Venezuela - degenerative democaracy, Julia Buxton.

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