Constraining Elites in Russia and Indonesia : Political Participation and Regime Survival Paperback / softback
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 micro- and macro-level data in a single study is one of this project's most significant contributions, and will enhance its appeal to both researchers and instructors.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 331 pages, 29 Tables, black and white; 4 Halftones, black and white; 2 Line drawings, black and whit
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 30/08/2018
- Category: Comparative politics
- ISBN: 9781107446342