The Global Resurgence of Democracy / Edition 2

The Global Resurgence of Democracy / Edition 2

by Larry Diamond
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801853052

ISBN-13: 9780801853050

Pub. Date: 07/28/1996

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

In its first edition, The Global Resurgence of Democracy brought together essays on democratization written from 1989 to 1991 by internationally prominent scholars, intellectuals, and political leaders. This thoroughly revised and updated second edition extends that work with a wealth of fresh material on a wide range of conceptual, historical, institutional

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In its first edition, The Global Resurgence of Democracy brought together essays on democratization written from 1989 to 1991 by internationally prominent scholars, intellectuals, and political leaders. This thoroughly revised and updated second edition extends that work with a wealth of fresh material on a wide range of conceptual, historical, institutional, and policy issues.

Johns Hopkins University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801853050
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date:
07/28/1996
Series:
A Journal of Democracy Book
Edition description:
second edition
Pages:
428
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Democracy's Third Wave3
The New World Disorder26
3The Democratic Moment36
4What Democracy Is ... and Is Not49
5Rethinking African Democracy63
6Dangers and Dilemmas of Democracy76
7Delegative Democracy94
8Three Paradoxes of Democracy111
9The Perils of Presidentialism124
10Comparing Democratic Systems143
11The Centrality of Political Culture150
12The Virtues of Parliamentarism154
13Constitutional Choices for New Democracies162
14The Problem with PR175
15PR and Democratic Statecraft181
16Double-Checking the Evidence187
17The Primacy of the Particular194
18New Institutions in the Old East Bloc207
19Toward Democratic Consolidation227
20Civil Society Then and Now241
21Postcommunism and the Problem of Trust251
22Russia's Fourth Transition264
23Pluralism in the Arab World276
24Bowling Alone: America's Declining Social Capital290
25The Tide Underneath the Third Wave307
26The Primacy of Culture320
27More Liberal, Preliberal, or Postliberal?328
28Do Economists Know Best?336
29The Asian Spectrum342
30Between Africa's Extremes350
31Where East Meets West358
32The Post-Totalitarian Blues365
Index379

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