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The Fate of Young Democracies

Cambridge University Press, 2009.

Kapstein, Ethan

LBJ School of Public Affairs Professor Ethan B. Kapstein, along with Nathan Converse, explores the recent backlash against democracy in such countries as Bolivia, Venezuela, Russia and Georgia and examines the concerns about viability of this regime type in the developing world in The Fate of Young Democracies, (Cambridge University Press).

The Fate of Young Democracies draws on a data set of every democratization episode since 1960 and examimes the underlying reasons for backsliding and reversal in the world's fledgling democracies and offers some proposals with respect to what the international community might do to help these states stay on track toward political stability.

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