Posts Tagged ‹democratization

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

Strengthening civil society beyond the ‘assistance-for-democratization’ era. Lessons from Romania

This article investigates the puzzling observation that, despite the vigorous mass protests that have taken place since 2012 and mobilized Romanian civil society against attempts to implement unpopular policies in fields such as health, environment or justice, and which have led to the fall of two cabinets, the non-governmental organization...
Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Diverging Party Outcomes in Hybrid Regimes: The Cases of Croatia, Serbia, and Montenegro

Abstract: In countries that have undergone democratic transition from hybrid regimes in the last two decades, regime collapse was, as a rule, causally linked with turnover in power. Nonetheless, a number of states that have democratized during this period saw the end of hybrid regime without experiencing such political change....
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Non-partisan Local Actors As The Element Of Absorbed Local Democracy?

The paper focuses on a lesser known political phenomenon seen in Slovenia since the country gained its independence in 1991. At every local election since 1994 so-called independent candidates and non-partisan lists 1 have been gaining ever more votes and increasing support . For various reasons, this phenomenon does not...
Wednesday, September 8th, 2010

Foreign Direct Investment and Civil Rights: Testing Decreasing Returns to Civil Rights

In this paper, I examine the effectiveness of improvements in political and civil rights for attracting foreign direct investment flows (FDI) into democracies. I contend that advances in the quality of democracy – specifically those concerning civil rights – present positive but decreasing marginal returns in attracting FDI inflows. I...
Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

THE HELPING HAND: The Role of the EU in the Democratization of Post-Communist Europe

Two decades after the collapse of communism, there are major differences in the extent of democratization within the Iron Curtain countries. Aware of the complex mechanism to trace possible causes for such a variation, this study uses qualitative comparative analysis (QCA) to test the influence of nine international and domestic...

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