Consolidating democracy in south korea

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Consolidation of Democracy in Post-Soviet Russia The fall of the Communist regime in the Soviet Union was more than a political event.

The powerful interaction and fusion between politics and economics that characterized the state socialist system created a situation that was unique for the successor states of the Soviet Union.

Military and quasi-military governments have ruled the country for 15 of the 41 years since independence.

The past few years have seen a concerted effort to sustain liberal democracy in Bangladesh by improving institutional performance and promoting greater transparency.

A period of military-backed emergency rule ended with a landslide victory for the Awami League (AL) alliance, led by the current prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, in the parliamentary elections of 29 December 2008.

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Author: Syeda Naushin Parnini, University of Malaya Since Bangladesh achieved independence from Pakistan in 1971, democratic consolidation has faced various challenges.The prospects for a stable democracy in Russia are limited at best.I will outline some of the concerns that academics have in the consolidation of Russian democracy.Democracy has been distorted in Bangladesh’s highly polarised society, divided as it is by income, class and political stance.Political parties in Bangladesh continue to be dominated by religion and family, and senior positions within the parties are rarely awarded on the basis of merit.

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