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Danielle N. Lussier - Constraining Elites in Russia and Indonesia: Political Participation and Regime Survival - 9781107084377 - V9781107084377
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Constraining Elites in Russia and Indonesia: Political Participation and Regime Survival

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Description for Constraining Elites in Russia and Indonesia: Political Participation and Regime Survival Hardcover. This book studies why some democracies survive and others fail by examining the experiences of Russia and Indonesia. Num Pages: 332 pages, 6 b/w illus. 29 tables. BIC Classification: 1DVUA; 1FMN; JPB; JPHV. Category: (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly. Dimension: 162 x 236 x 30. Weight in Grams: 646.
This is a thought-provoking analysis on why democracy succeeds in some countries but not others, comparing the post-transition experiences of two cases of contemporary democratisation: Russia and Indonesia. Following authoritarian regimes, democracy eroded in Russia but flourished in Indonesia - so confounding dominant theories of democratisation that predicted the opposite outcomes based on their levels of socioeconomic development and histories of statehood. Identifying key behaviours and patterns of political participation as a factor, Lussier interweaves ethnographic interview and quantitative public opinion data to expand our understanding on how mass political participation contributes to a democracy's survival. The integration of both ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Format
Hardback
Publication date
2016
Condition
New
Number of Pages
332
Place of Publication
Cambridge, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781107084377
SKU
V9781107084377
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About Danielle N. Lussier
Danielle N. Lussier is an assistant professor in political science at Grinnell College, Iowa. Her research focuses on democratisation, public opinion and political participation, and religion and politics, with a particular emphasis on Eurasia and Indonesia. Her work has appeared in Journal of Democracy, Politics and Religion, Problems of Post-Communism, Post-Soviet Affairs, and Slavic Review.

Reviews for Constraining Elites in Russia and Indonesia: Political Participation and Regime Survival
'This book represents a valuable contribution to the field of political science, offering a new perspective with well-elaborated concepts and in-depth historical analysis of countries. Moreover, it provides insights into the lives of ordinary citizens and reveals their values and views as relevant to democracy studies. Constraining Elites in Russia and Indonesia is an interesting and memorable piece of work, ... Read more

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