By Sergio Bitar,eds, Abraham F. Lowenthal,Abraham F. Lowenthal

National leaders who performed key roles in transitions to democratic governance demonstrate how those have been complete in Brazil, Chile, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, the Philippines, Poland, South Africa, and Spain. Commissioned through the foreign Institute for Democracy and Electoral information (International IDEA), those interviews shed attention-grabbing mild on how repressive regimes have been ended and democracy took carry.

In probing conversations with Fernando Henrique Cardoso, Patricio Aylwin, Ricardo Lagos, John Kufuor, Jerry Rawlings, B. J. Habibie, Ernesto Zedillo, Fidel V. Ramos, Aleksander KwaÅ›niewski, Tadeusz Mazowiecki, F. W. de Klerk, Thabo Mbeki, and Felipe González, editors Sergio Bitar and Abraham F. Lowenthal interested by each one leader’s important demanding situations and objectives in addition to their options to finish authoritarian rule and build democratic governance. Context-setting introductions by way of state specialists spotlight every one nation’s exact adventure in addition to recurrent demanding situations all transitions confronted. A bankruptcy by way of Georgina Waylen analyzes the function of girls leaders, frequently underestimated. A foreword by way of Tunisia’s former president, Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, underlines the book’s relevance in North Africa, West Asia, and past.

The editors’ end distills classes approximately how democratic transitions were and will be performed in a altering global, emphasizing the significance of political management. This specified booklet could be worthy for political leaders, civil society activists, newshounds, students, and all who are looking to aid democratic transitions.

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