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Wolfgang Merkel, who made comprehensive research into defective democracies, lists five components that should, at least within the limits of institutional architecture, assure that democracy is embedded in a given society. 61 To be sure, there are also conditions outside the political system. So, a low level of socioeconomic development (with big social differences) may lead to the “low-intensity citizenship,” which in practicality means that a considerable part of the population see no 57 Dupré, Importing the Law, p.
Merkel, “Plausible Theory, Unexpected Results: The Rapid Democratic Consolidation in Central and Eastern Europe,” Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft/International Politics and Society, Newsletter der FriedrichEbert-Stiftung, no. 2/2008, p. pdf 29 32 30 Linz and Stepan (Problems of Democratic Transition) methodically implement this concept through a comparative analysis of changes precisely among the “third wave” democratization countries (in its wider sense). On the importance of this institutional subsystem, without whose “support” there the “free” market cannot work either (applied to Croatia as well), see Maja Vehovec, “Evolucijsko-institucionalni pristup razvoju poduzetništva” [The Evolution-Institutional Approach to the Development of Entrepreneurship], in Poduzetništvo, institucije i sociokulturni capital [Entrepreneurship, Institutions, and Socio-cultural Capital], ed.
In the article “Political Liberalism, Group Rights, and the Politics of Fear and Trust,” published 10 years later, Offe explains that (besides mainly uncontested state borders), in democracies of the real “third way,” there existed a capitalist market economy from before the democratic changes (while the privatization of companies owned by the state was underway), so he places postcommunist countries under a “fourth wave”; see Studies in East European Thought 53 (2001): pp. 167–82, esp. p. 168.