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New Book : ‘The Military Transition; Democratic Reform of the Armed Forces’

The Military Transition Democratic Reform of the Armed Forces Narcís Serra, CIDOB Foundation, Barcelona Translated by: Peter Bush Cambridge University Press (February 2010)   Book description: Civilian control of the armed forces is crucial for any country hoping to achieve a successful democratic transition. In this remarkable book, Narcís Serra, Spanish Minister of Defence between 1982 and 1991, explains the ...

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Margaret Anderson: How One Authoritarian State Made the Transition to Democracy

Margaret Anderson: How One Authoritarian State Made the Transition to Democracy

Can robust democratic forces develop within authoritarian regimes? Was it culture or institutions that accounts for the electoral successes of Wilhelmine Germany’s democratic forces? And did their success matter? Margaret Anderson of the University of California-Berkeley explores these questions on the Spring 2010 Ash Democracy Seminar at the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard Kennedy School.

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