Modos de transição em perspectiva comparada

Translated title of the contribution: Modes of transition in comparative perspective

Gerardo L Munck, Carol Skalnik Leff

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review


While the literature on democratization has devoted considerable attention to the concept of modes of transition, the attempts to explain the prospects of democratic consolidation as a consequence of the mode of transition have been inconclusive. Revisiting this debate, this article argues that the mode of transition affects the pattern of elite competition, the institutional rules that are crafted during the period of transition, and the disposition of key actors to accept or reject the new rules of the game. This argument is substantiated through a cross-regional comparison encompassing the cases of Argentina, Brazil Chile, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland.
Translated title of the contributionModes of transition in comparative perspective
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)69-95
JournalLua Nova - Revista de Cultura e Politica
Issue number40-41
StatePublished - Aug 1 1997


Dive into the research topics of 'Modes of transition in comparative perspective'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this