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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.

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transitology consolidation plan for today
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.
how important are pacts for successful transition to democracy
How important are pacts for successful transition to democracy?
  • Some pacted transitions have later reverted to authoritarianism.
    • E.g. Venezuela
  • In other cases, no pact but apparent successful democratization.
    • E.g. Czechoslovakia, Baltic states
  • Thus, any causal impact?
analysis of transition model
Analysis of Transition Model
  • What causes initial liberalization? Initial trigger for democratization can’t be predicted.
  • How do we really distinguish characters? Moderate softliner or thorough democratizer?
  • How to know where balance of power lies?
  • Is the model teleological – presupposes democratic outcome?
consolidation linz stepan
Consolidation (Linz & Stepan):

A political regime in which democracy … has become “the only game in town.”

3 aspects of consolidation linz stepan
3 Aspects of Consolidation(Linz & Stepan)
  • Behavioural
  • Attitudinal
  • Constitutional
consolidation huntington
Consolidation (Huntington):

“Two-turnover test”: two elections occur with peaceful changes of parties in power.

consolidation diamond
Consolidation(Diamond):

Must use non-circular definition (separate from stability).

Process of achieving broad regime legitimation among elites and masses.

what consolidation is not about linz stepan
What consolidation is not about (Linz & Stepan)
  • Consolidation doesn’t mean regime won’t become unconsolidated at some point.
  • Quality of democracy different from consolidation and different kinds of democracy possible.
arenas of regime that must develop for consolidation linz stepan
Arenas of regime that must develop for consolidation(Linz & Stepan)
  • Civil society
  • Political society
  • Rule of law
  • State bureaucracy
  • Economic society
tasks to foster consolidation diamond
Tasks to Foster Consolidation(Diamond)
  • Democratic deepening.
  • Political institutionalization.
  • Regime performance.
democratic deepening
Democratic Deepening
  • Making formal institutions more liberal, accountable, representative, accessible.
  • No illiberal, electoral democracies during third wave have achieved consolidation.
    • E.g. Russia, Venezuela: deconsolidation.
political institutionalization
Political Institutionalization
  • Movement to routinized, predictable patterns of political behavior around common rules and procedures.
  • 3 types of institutions involved:
    • State apparatus.
    • Institutions of democratic representation and governance.
    • Structures that ensure rule of law.
regime performance economic performance
Regime PerformanceEconomic Performance
  • Long record of economic performance can build “reservoir of legitimacy” to weather crises.
  • Cannot be widespread perception that few are benefiting disproportionately.
    • E.g. Mexico, Russia, South Africa.
  • Economic hardship generally doesn’t topple democracies.
regime performance political performance
Regime PerformancePolitical Performance
  • People care about political goods as well as economic.
  • Order: physical safety, peace.
  • Prestige of country in international affairs (sometimes).
  • Political freedom, accountability, lack of corruption.