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by Graeme J. Gill

  • ISBN: 0312231717
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  • Author: Graeme J. Gill
  • Subcategory: Social Sciences
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan (March 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 287 pages
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by Graeme Gill (Author). ISBN-13: 978-0312231729.

Civil society is a frequently understudied, yet crucial actor in transitions to democracy. In Portuguese political history, civil society has traditionally been a marginalized actor. During and immediately after the transition to democracy (1974–76), civil society was unable to develop strong organizations. Yet, while Portuguese civil society played a secondary role during the immediate. transition period, voluntary associations and organizations formed and stabilized after 1976, once democratic institutions were established.

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The book offers important new theoretical insights into, as well as providing a wide range of detailed case studies of, transition from Latin America, Southern Europe, and the former communist world. Graeme Gill is Professor of Government and Public Administration, University of Sydney.

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The Dynamics of Democratization: Elites, Civil Society and the Transition Process, by Graeme Gill.

The Dynamics of Democratization: Elites, Civil Society and the Transition Process, by Graeme Gill. London: Macmillan, 2000. Among the extensive literature on democratization in the late twenti-eth century, this text finds an important place, not just as a useful overview of the scale, scope and character of democratization, but also in pressing a powerful argument for the centrality of civil society. In bringing ‘the people back in’ Gill is looking to correct what he sees as an over-emphasis on the role of elites in transitions, and a corre-sponding narrow methodological focus underwritten by conservative conceptions of democracy.

One of the most significant developments in the last three decades of the 20th century was the fall of many authoritarian regimes and their replacement by governments claiming democratic credentials. Although the most spectacular instance of this was the collapse of communism, epitomized by the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, it had occurred in a much wider range of countries--from Spain and Greece to Uruguay and South Korea. An important part in this has been played by political elites, which have sought to manage the process of regime change with a view to restabilizing their positions and limiting the disruption. However, the author argues that real democratization has been achieved only in these cases where the management of the transition process has not been left wholly in the hands of the elites but rather, has been supervised by elements from the broader civil society. The Dynamics of Democratization provides a clear and accessible overview of the scale, scope, and character of democratization in the contemporary world. The book offers important new theoretical insights into, as well as providing a wide range of detailed case studies of, transition from Latin America, Southern Europe, and the former communist world.

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