Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Southern Europe (Paperback)

Transitions from Authoritarian Rule: Southern Europe By Guillermo O'Donnell, Philippe C. Schmitter, Laurence Whitehead Cover Image
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An array of internationally noted scholars examines the process of democratization in southern Europe and Latin America. They provide new interpretations of both current and historical efforts of nations to end periods of authoritarian rule and to initiate transition to democracy, efforts that have met with widely varying degrees of success and failure. Extensive case studies of individual countries, a comparative overview, and a synthesis conclusions offer important insights for political scientists, students, and all concerned with the prospects for democracy. The historical example of Italy after Mussolini as well as the more recent cases of Greece, Portugal, Spain, and Turkey suggest factors that may make a transition relatively secure.

About the Author

Guillermo O'Donnell was a prominent Argentine political scientist who served as president of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) from 1988 to 1991, and was vice-president of the American Political Science Association (APSA) from 1999-2000. Philippe C. Schmitter is an Emeritus Professor of the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the European University Institute. Laurence Whitehead is a professor at Nuffield College at Oxford University.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780801831904
ISBN-10: 0801831903
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 1986
Pages: 232
Language: English