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Published: 21 February 2019

520 Pages

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198732280

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Second Edition

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

  • The only textbook on democratization to cover developments since the Arab Spring and Eurozone crisis, as well as current trends towards autocratization
  • Offers wide-ranging coverage of the theories, history, causes, dimensions, and actors in democratization, alongside extensive empirical examples from around the world
  • An expert line-up of leading scholars from diverse international backgrounds brings together perspectives from some of the best-known names in the field
  • Accompanied by additional online resources designed to take students' learning further

New to this Edition:

  • A new chapter on social media highlights this important new dynamic in democratization
  • New chapters on Post-Communist Europe and the Post-Soviet Space demonstrate the significant changes in these regions in recent years
  • Updates reflect the dramatic developments in world politics since the publication of the first edition, including the aftermath of the Arab Spring, and autocratizing tendencies in various regions of the world
  • Increased coverage of resilient authoritarianism highlights this key area of contemporary debate
  • An expanded glossary helps students to develop their technical vocabulary in this complex field of study

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