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Nonviolent Resistance and Democratic Consolidation

Authors: Lambach, D., Bayer, M., Bethke, F.S., Dressler, M., Dudouet, V.

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  • Positions itself at the intersection of resistance studies, democratization/transition research, and social movement research
  • Elaborates a theory as to why and how nonviolent resistance makes democracies more resilient
  • Offers a detailed explanation of the mode of transition’s impact on democratic quality and democratic consolidation, as well as the underlying mechanisms  
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This book argues that democracies emerging from peaceful protest last longer, achieve higher levels of democratic quality, and are more likely to see at least two peaceful handovers of power than democracies that emerged out of violent resistance or top-down liberalization. Nonviolent resistance is not just an effective means of deposing dictators; it can also help consolidate democracy after the transition from autocratic rule. Drawing on case studies on democratic consolidation in Africa and Latin America, the authors find that nonviolent resistance creates a more inclusive transition process that is more resistant to democratic breakdown in the long term.

About the authors

Daniel Lambach is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Goethe University, Germany.
Markus Bayer is Research Fellow at University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.
Felix S. Bethke is Senior Researcher at the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt, Germany.
Matteo Dressler is Researcher at the Flemish Peace Institute, Belgium.
Véronique Dudouet is Programme Director at Berghof Foundation, Germany.

Reviews

‘At a time when authoritarianism is resurgent and democracy is under threat globally, this timely book shines a light on a critical but underappreciated driverof democratization: ordinary citizens.’—Maria J. Stephan, Director, Program on Nonviolent Action, USIP, USA.
‘This insightful book is essential reading for all interested in democratization in the aftermath of conflict and how mobilization can affect how institutionsevolve.’—Kristian Skrede Gleditsch, Professor, University of Essex, UK.
‘This is an essential contribution to a fascinating interdisciplinary field which shows that unarmed resistance movements facilitate the emergence of democracy.’— Stellan Vinthagen, Chair and Professor of Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, USA.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonviolent Resistance and Democratic Consolidation
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-39371-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-39371-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-39370-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 193
Number of Illustrations
11 b/w illustrations
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