Democratic Regions, Ostracism, and Pariahs

Laurence Whitehead

in The International Dimensions of Democratization

Second edition

Published in print June 2001 | ISBN: 9780199243754
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600333 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 Democratic Regions, Ostracism, and Pariahs

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Examines the conditions determining the effectiveness of regional communities of democratic states in fostering convergence towards democratization, not merely through the accession to membership on the part of states eager to democratize but in relation to the handling of recalcitrant states, whose non‐democratic government are reluctant to cede power. The historical evidence suggests that the process may take generations, especially with hard cases such as Cuba and Serbia.

Keywords: convergence; Cuba; democratization; Serbia

Chapter.  7364 words. 

Subjects: Politics

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