Transitology & Consolidation Plan for Today. Concluding analysis of pacts and transitology . Distinguish among definitions of consolidation. Survey authors’ claims on tasks/ areas of consolidation in new democracies. Concluding Analysis on Strategic Actor Approaches.
A political regime in which democracy … has become “the only game in town.”
“Two-turnover test”: two elections occur with peaceful changes of parties in power.
Must use non-circular definition (separate from stability).
Process of achieving broad regime legitimation among elites and masses.