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Fragile Democracies: The Legacies of Authoritarian Rule
by Gretchen Casper
University of Pittsburgh Press, 1995
Cloth: 978-0-8229-3857-6 | eISBN: 978-0-8229-7467-3 | Paper: 978-0-8229-5540-5
Library of Congress Classification JQ1416.C37 1995
Dewey Decimal Classification 320.959909048

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Examining the Marcos and Aquino administrations in the Philippines, and a number of cases in Latin Amarica, Casper discusses the legacies of authoritarianism and shows how difficult it is for popularly elected leaders to ensure that democracy will flourish. Authoritarian regimes leave an imprint on society long after their leaders have been overthrown because they transform or destroy the social institutions on which a successful democracy depends. Casper concludes that redemocratization is problematic, even in countries with strong democratic traditions.


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