Achieving Democracy: Democratization in Theory and Practice


Achieving Democracy analyzes why some nations become democratic while others remain authoritarian by looking at issues of democratization from a cross-national and historical perspective.

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Achieving Democracy analyzes why some nations become democratic while others remain authoritarian by looking at issues of democratization from a cross-national and historical perspective.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441191793
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 7/28/2011
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Malone is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of New Hampshire where she teaches classes on democratization, comparative politics, and Latin American politics. Her research focuses on a crucial component of democratization: establishing the rule of law.

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Table of Contents

Foreword -Mitchell Seligson

Section 1:
Introduction to Democratic Development

1. Democracy's March through History - Marlene Sokolon and Mary Fran T. Malone
2. Why Democracy? - Jonathon Hiskey and Alynna Lyon
3. Explaining Democratization - Mary Fran T. Malone

Section 2:
First Wave of Democracy

4. The Development and Growth of British Democracy - Nicoletta F. Gullace
5. The American Road to Democracy: An Early Start, but Late Finish - Marvin P. King, Jr., Stephanie McLean
6. The Emergence and Evolution of Democracy in Switzerland - Paolo Dardanelli Section 2 Discussion Questions and Hypothesis Testing Exercise

Section 3:
Second Wave of Democracy

7. From Defeat and Division to Democracy in Germany - Paul Fritz
8. The Transformation of Japanese Democracy - Mary Alice Haddad
9. India's Democracy: Success against the Odds - Laura Jenkins and Harita Patel Section 3 Discussion Questions and Hypothesis Testing Exercise

Section 4:
Third Wave of Democracy

10. Democracy Interrupted and Restored: the Case of Chile - Mary Fran T. Malone
11. Poland's Democratic Development - Ewa Golebiowska
12. South Africa's Miraculous Transition to Democracy - Emily Rodio Section 4 Discussion Questions and Hypothesis Testing Exercise

Section 5:

13. Why is Democracy Elusive in the Middle East? - Jeannie Sowers
14. The Promotion of Democracy: Actors and Methods - Dinorah Azpuru Section 5 Discussion Questions and Hypothesis Testing Exercise

Afterword - Mary Fran T. Malone

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