The Social Construction of Democracy

The Social Construction of Democracy

by George Reid Andrews, Herrick Chapman


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The recent revival of democracy across much of the globe, and the fragility of many of the new regimes, has inspired renewed interest in the origins of dictatorship and democracy in modern times. Assembling renowned specialists on Eastern and Western Europe, the U.S., Latin America and Japan, The Social Construction of Democracy explores the reasons for the success and failure of democracies over the past 100 years. With its sharp portraits of nations on four continents, George Reid Andrews and Herrick Chapman shed light on the historical process by which state institutions and social movements interact to create political systems based on the principle of popular sovereignty.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780814715086
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 07/01/1995
Pages: 456
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

George Reid Andrews is Professor of History and UCIS Research Professor of International Studies at the University of Pittsburgh.

Herrick Chapman is Associate Professor of History and of French Civilization at New York University.

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