Democratic transition and the electoral process in Mongolia
This thesis is a study democratic transition paradigm in Mongolia from its communist past to its present status as a democratic country. The study is informed by the democratic transition paradigm by Guillermo O’Donnell and Philippe Schmitter and by the work of Thomas Carothers, a critic of that paradigm. It examines the effectiveness of this theoretical work in guiding the study of an emergent democracy and in that context focuses on the role of elections as well as other internal factors, as well as historical and external factors relevant to democratic transitions. The study finds that both transition paradigm and Carothers’s work are useful guides to understanding the Mongolian case but also it finds flaws in each of them.
Democratic Transition in Mongolia
Master of Arts (M.A.)