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Features and Explanations of Crises

Leonardo Morlino

in Democracy Between Consolidation and Crisis

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198280828
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599965 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0198280823.003.0008

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 Features and Explanations of Crises

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The main dimensions and explanations of crisis are discussed. Although a greater space is devoted to the Italian case, aspects of crisis are detected in the other three countries. The key aspects that are considered refer to the reactions to the policies and particularly to the attitudes and behaviour in terms of dissatisfaction, protest, and manifest inefficacy. The mix of fading away of constraints and of emergence of incentives is suggested to be at the core of disanchoring process and, consequently, of internal democratic crisis.

Keywords: attitudes; behaviour; constraints; crisis; dissatisfaction; incentives; inefficacy; Italy; policy; protest

Chapter.  16126 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Politics

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