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Policy Watch: Key to democratic revolution

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dc.contributor.author Katz, Mark N.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-08-30T19:54:36Z
dc.date.available 2010-08-30T19:54:36Z
dc.date.issued 2007-04-13
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/1920/5936
dc.description © 2007 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Deposited with permission from UPI.com. en_US
dc.description.abstract There have been several attempts at democratic revolution in recent years. Some of these have succeeded, but others have failed. Why? A key factor in determining the success or failure of attempts at democratic revolution is the role played by the old regime's security services. If the security services defend the old regime, then the largely unarmed democratic opposition cannot come to power. But if the security services defect to the democratic opposition, then the old regime cannot survive. Further, the defection of the security services in democratic revolutions often begins with the defection of just a few officers that then cascades into a large-scale defection in just a very short period of time.
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher UPI.com (United Press International, Inc.) en_US
dc.subject International Affairs en_US
dc.subject Democratization en_US
dc.subject Revolutions en_US
dc.title Policy Watch: Key to democratic revolution en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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