Their model builds upon Guillermo O’Donnell, Philippe C. Schmitter, and Laurence Whitehead's classic work, Transitions from Authoritarian Rule, using a rubric of four identifying factors that can be applied to each case study, making comparison relatively easy. Transitions to Democracy yields strong comparisons and insights.
Kathryn Stoner is a senior fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, deputy director of the Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law, and faculty director of the Susan Ford Dorsey Program in International Policy Studies at Stanford University. Michael McFaul the Peter and Helen Bing Sr. Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of political pcience at Stanford University. Previously he served as senior director for Russia in the National Security Council of President Barack Obama.
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This book argues the necessity for social professionals working locally to equip themselves with knowledge of global mechanisms and cross-cultural issues. Local level examples include the increase in victims of trafficking or the effects of HIV/AIDS on some immigrant groups Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past, Vol. 1 From the Beginning to 1500. Sorry! We have not found any description on this book!
Michael McFaul-described by the New York Times as "one of the leading Russia experts in the United States"-traces Russia's tumultuous political history from Gorbachev's rise to power in 1985 through the 1999 resignation of Boris Yeltsin in favor of Vladimir Putin. The first two were, he believes, failures-failed institutional emergence or failed transitions to democracy. In writing a book about the transition from communist rule in Russia, I wanted to have an idea of where the Russian political system had transited to. Ten years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, it still seems too early to know.
Transitions to democracy in Southern Europe and Latin America did not cause, trigger, or inspire communist regime change. The temporal proximity of these cases was more accidental than causal. As explored in detail in this article, however, the fact that Southern European and Latin American transitions occurred first had significant path-dependent consequences for how we conceptualized and explained the postcommunist transitions. 41 A similar argument is made in Bratton, Michael and van de Walle, Nicolas, Democratic Experiments in Africa: Regime Transitions in Comparative Perspective (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997), 198–200. 42 Blaney,, The Causes of War (New York: Free Press, 1973), 246. 43 Huntington (fn.
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With Kathryn Stoner, Transitions to Democracy: A Comparative Perspective (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013). With Kathryn Stoner-Weiss and Valerie Bunce, Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist World (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009). With Amichai Magen and Tomas Risse, Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies (New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009). With Anders Aslund, Revolution in Orange: The Origins of Ukraine's Democratic Breakthrough (Washington: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2006).