This series of lectures will consider the variety of ways that modern dictatorships have entered into crisis and were dissolved. Beginning with the concept and typology of dictatorships, we will consider several abstract models through which they have been internally weakened and abolished. Next we will consider in detail some case studies, focusing above all on the ending of dictatorships in Southern Europe, Latin America and Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union.
1. Collier The New Authoritarianism in Latin America
2. Markus et.al. Dictatorship over Needs
3. Habermas Legitimation Crisis
4. Tilly From Mobilization to Revolution
5. O'Donnell-Schmitter Transitions from Authoritarian Rule 4v.
6. Przeworski Market and Democracy
7. Stepan ed. Democratizing Brazil
8. Banac The Revolution in Eastern Europe
9. Kaminski The Collapse of State Socialism
10. Kornai Contradictions and Dilemmas
11. Bialer ed. Inside Gorbachev's Russia
12. Lewin The Gorbachev Phenomenon
13. T. Bauer two essays, to be distributed
14. S. Eckstein Power and Popular Protest
Schedule of Lectures and Readings
1.Introduction to Course
9-13. The Case of Soviet type societies
session A. Was there a crisis?
T. Bauer "From Cycles to Crisis"
Kis Politics in Hungary (selections) ; Bialer in Feher-Arato Gorbachev. the Debate; Chirot, Jowitt, and Rostow in Chirot The Crisis of Leninism and he Decline of the Left
session B. The Polish Case: from civil to political society
Kaminski The Collapse of State Socialism; D. Ost Solidarity and the Politics of Anti-politics;
Smolar in Arato and Feher Crisis and Reform; Garton-Ash The Magic Lantern (selections);
Gros in Banaced. Eastern Europe in Revolution
session C: The Hungarian Case: reform and crisis
Kornai "The Hungarian Reform Process" in Arato and Feher Crisis and Reform; L. Bruszt- D. Stark in Banac
selected essays and documents
session D: The Soviet Case: Stagnation, Reform and Collapse
Bialer ed. Inside Gorbachev's Russia; Lewin The Gorbachev Phenomenon
Feher-Arato eds. Gorbachev. the Debate; Sedaitis ed. Perestroika from Below;
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