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The Resource Authoritarianism and the elite origins of democracy, Michael Albertus, Victor Menaldo

Authoritarianism and the elite origins of democracy, Michael Albertus, Victor Menaldo

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Authoritarianism and the elite origins of democracy
Title
Authoritarianism and the elite origins of democracy
Statement of responsibility
Michael Albertus, Victor Menaldo
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Language
eng
Summary
This book argues that - in terms of institutional design, the allocation of power and privilege, and the lived experiences of citizens - democracy often does not restart the political game after displacing authoritarianism. Democratic institutions are frequently designed by the outgoing authoritarian regime to shield incumbent elites from the rule of law and give them an unfair advantage over politics and the economy after democratization. Authoritarianism and the Elite Origins of Democracy systematically documents and analyzes the constitutional tools that outgoing authoritarian elites use to accomplish these ends, such as electoral system design, legislative appointments, federalism, legal immunities, constitutional tribunal design, and supermajority thresholds for change. The study provides wide-ranging evidence for these claims using data that spans the globe and dates from 1800 to the present. Albertus and Menaldo also conduct detailed case studies of Chile and Sweden. In doing so, they explain why some democracies successfully overhaul their elite-biased constitutions for more egalitarian social contracts.--
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1983-
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Albertus, Michael
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1977-
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Menaldo, Victor
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  • Democracy
  • Elite (Social sciences)
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Authoritarianism and the elite origins of democracy, Michael Albertus, Victor Menaldo
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 289-301) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Elites and the causes and consequences of democracy -- Constitutions as elite deal making : content and trends -- Evidence on the causes and consequences of democracy -- Unraveling the deal : constitutional annulments and amendments under elite-biased democracy -- Sweden : from agrarian oligarchy to progressive democracy -- Chile : from authoritarian legacies to a new dawn? -- Colonial and occupier legacies in new democracies -- Conclusion
Control code
on1004725727
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 312 pages
Isbn
9781316649039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1004725727
Label
Authoritarianism and the elite origins of democracy, Michael Albertus, Victor Menaldo
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical reference (pages 289-301) 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
Introduction -- Elites and the causes and consequences of democracy -- Constitutions as elite deal making : content and trends -- Evidence on the causes and consequences of democracy -- Unraveling the deal : constitutional annulments and amendments under elite-biased democracy -- Sweden : from agrarian oligarchy to progressive democracy -- Chile : from authoritarian legacies to a new dawn? -- Colonial and occupier legacies in new democracies -- Conclusion
Control code
on1004725727
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 312 pages
Isbn
9781316649039
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1004725727

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