Democracy Rising: Assessing the Challenges

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The 17 studies emerged from the seminar The State of Democracy in the World, organized by the Mission of Chile to the United Nations, and held in New York. Citing triumphs in Georgia, Ukraine, Palestine, Afghanistan, and Iraq, they see democracy poised to rule the world. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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Munoz, the permanent representative of Chile to the UN organized a conference in March 2005 about global challenges to democracy. A project of the Community of Democracies-an informal network now comprising more than 100 countries seeking to further democratic government globally-this book collects the papers that were presented at that conference. The participants hailed from the UN Development Program, various think tanks, and government agencies and wrote under three themes: a current survey, regional overviews, and the future. The two papers in the third section are by far the strongest. One of them, by Cristovam Buarque, discusses what globalized democracy might look like and the various kinds of peace that it might bring. In the other, Francis Fukuyama reflects on his "end of history" thesis ten years later. The other pieces are superficial at best. For example, the paper on the Arab world is only three pages long, despite the importance of the region. Libraries that want something current on the state of democracy could better choose Fareed Zakaria's The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad.-Marcia L. Sprules, Council on Foreign Relations Lib., New York Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.
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Table of Contents

1 Introduction : the growing community of democracies 1
2 Building democracy 11
3 Democratic governance : linking the security and development agendas 17
4 Promoting democracy : moving beyond the rhetoric 23
5 The state of democratic governance : achievements and challenges 31
6 Democracy in Asia and the Pacific 43
7 Commentary on democracy in Asia and the Pacific 51
8 Democracy in Africa 55
9 Commentary of democracy in Africa 61
10 Democracy in the Arab World 67
11 Commentary on democracy in the Arab World 71
12 Democracy in Europe and the commonwealth of independent states 79
13 Commentary on democracy in Europe and the commonwealth of independent states 89
14 Democracy in Latin America 93
15 Commentary on democracy in Latin America 97
16 Democracy and globalization : the beginning of history 103
17 Democracy and "the end of history" revisited 115
App. 1 The Warsaw declaration 121
App. 2 The Seoul plan of action 127
App. 3 The Santiago ministerial commitment 135
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