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Democratization is the first textbook to focus on the "global wave of democratization" that has been occurring since around 1970. Bringing together leading authors from diverse international backgrounds, it introduces students to the theoretical and practical dimensions of the subject in an authoritative, accessible, and systematic way. The book takes into account the international factors that affect politics at the level of the nation state, showing students the direction in which the discipline is moving. It is accompanied by an innovative companion website that provides numerous resources for students and instructors.

Democratization covers several key themes including:

• Theories of democratization and their relation to democratic theory

• Critical prerequisites and driving social forces of democratic transition

• Pivotal actors and institutions involved in democratization

• Conditions for democratic survival, the consolidation of newly democratized countries, and the analysis of failed democratization

• Demonstrations of how these factors have played a role in the different regions in which the global wave of democratization has transplaced authoritarian and communist systems

• Possible futures of democratization worldwide

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780199233021
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/15/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 507,508
  • Product dimensions: 7.40 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, Christian W. Haerpfer, Ronald Inglehart, Christian Welzel, and Patrick Bernhagen
Theoretical and Historical Perspectives
2. Democratic and Undemocratic States, Richard Rose
3. Measuring Democracy and Democratization, Patrick Bernhagen
4. Long Waves and Conjunctures of Democratization, Dirk Berg-Schlosser
5. The Global Wave of Democratization, John Markoff (with Amy White)
6. Theories of Democratization, Christian Welzel
Causes and Dimensions of Democratization
7. The International Context, Hakan Yilmaz
8. Democracy, Business, and the Economy, Patrick Bernhagen
9. Political Culture, Mass Beliefs, and Value Change, Christian Welzel and Ronald F. Inglehart
10. Gender and Democratization, Pamela Paxton
11. Social Capital and Civil Society, Natalia Letki
Actors and Institutions
12. Social Movements, Trade Unions, and Advocacy Networks, Federico M. Rossi and Donatella della Porta
13. Conventional Citizen Participation, Ian McAllister and Stephen White
14. Political Parties, Leonardo Morlino
15. Electoral Systems and Institutional Design in New Democracies, Matthijs Bogaards
16. The Media, Katrin Voltmer and Gary Rawnsley
17. Failed Democratization, Stephen Fish and Jason Wittenberg
Regions of Democratization
18. Southern Europe, Richard Gunther
19. Latin America, Andrea Oelsner and Mervyn Bain
20. Post-Communist Europe and Post-Soviet Russia, Christian W. Haerpfer
21. The Middle East and North Africa, Francesco Cavatorta
22. Sub-Saharan Africa, Michael Bratton
23. East Asia, Doh Chull Shin and Rollin F. Tusalem
24. Conclusions and Outlook: The Future of Democratization, Christian W. Haerpfer, Patrick Bernhagen, Ronald F. Inglehart, and Christian Welzel

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