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Democratization

Edited by Christian W. Haerpfer, Patrick Bernhagen, Ronald F. Inglehart, and Christian Welzel

Publication Date - April 2009

ISBN: 9780199233021

456 pages
Paperback

In Stock

Retail Price to Students: $62.95

Bringing together leading authors from diverse international backgrounds, this new textbook introduces students to the theoretical and practical dimensions of democratization in an authoritative, accessible, and systematic way.

Description

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

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