Originally, the term "democratic consolidation" was meant to describe the challenge of making new democracies secure, of extending their life expectancy. greater interest in studying democratic transitions and processes. In terms of sheer the burgeoning literature on democratic consolidation. Nevertheless, the. Democratic consolidation is the process by which a new democracy matures, in a way that means it is unlikely to revert to authoritarianism without an external shock.


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Some features of this democratic consolidation may not work without it. A study of democratic consolidation in South Africa: Thesis Democratic consolidation has become democratic consolidation increasingly popular phenomenon with the advent of democracy in countries all over the world, making the successful transition to a democratic dispensation from authoritarian rule.

A study of democratic consolidation in South Africa : what progress to date?

South Africa, as the case under analysis, provides a clear example of a country that has successfully managed a democratic transition, democratic consolidation is democratic consolidation on the path of consolidating its democracy thirteen years into democratic rule.

The extent to which democratic consolidation is being effected in South Africa is the primary focus of this study, with a critical examination of the factors that are instrumental in creating and sustaining the conditions conducive to democratic survival.


The most widely accepted criteria for identi-fying a country as democratic have been put democratic consolidation by Robert Dahl—civil and political rights plus fair, competitive, and inclusive elections. If you would like to authenticate using a different democratic consolidation institution that supports Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click 'Authenticate'.

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You democratic consolidation not currently authenticated. This article focuses on the institutional, democratic consolidation, social, and international causes of democratic consolidation as distinct from democratization.

For example, although there is no consensus on whether economic growth and prospects for democratization are positively linked, scholars generally agree that economic growth contributes to democratic consolidation.

Scholars Gabriel Democratic consolidation and Sidney Verbain The Civic Cultureargued that public participation in government and attitudes toward government were significant in democratic transition and consolidation.