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Democratization Special Issues

Series Editor: Jeff Haynes, Aurel Croissant

The journal, Democratization, emerged in 1994, during ‘the third wave of democracy’, a period which saw democratic transformation of dozens of regimes around the world. Over the last decade or so, the journal has published a number of special issues as books, each of which has focused upon cutting edge issues linked to democratization. Collectively, they underline the capacity of democratization to induce debate, uncertainty, and perhaps progress towards better forms of politics, focused on the achievement of the democratic aspirations of men and women everywhere.

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  1. Twenty Years of Studying Democratization

    Vol 2: Democratization, Democracy and Authoritarian Continuity

    Edited by Aurel Croissant, Jeffrey Haynes

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    Democratization emerged at a time of epochal change in global politics: the twin impacts of the end of the Soviet Union and the speeding up and deepening of globalisation in the early 1990s meant a whole new ball game in terms of global political developments. The journal’s first issue appeared in...

    Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  2. Comparing autocracies in the early Twenty-first Century

    Volume 1: Unpacking Autocracies - Explaining Similarity and Difference

    Edited by Aurel Croissant, Steffen Kailitz, Patrick Koellner, Stefan Wurster

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    Despite the so-called Third Wave of Democratization, many autocracies have been resilient in the face of political change. Moreover, many of the transition processes that could be included in the Third Wave have reached a standstill, or, at the very least, have taken a turn for the worse,...

    Published June 17th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Democratization in Africa: Challenges and Prospects

    Edited by Gordon Crawford, Gabrielle Lynch

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    It is two decades since the ‘third wave’ of democratization began to roll across sub-Saharan Africa in the early 1990s. This book provides a very timely investigation into the progress and setbacks over that period, the challenges that remain and the prospects for future democratization in Africa.&...

    Published April 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Religiously Oriented Parties and Democratization

    Edited by Luca Ozzano, Francesco Cavatorta

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    To the surprise of both academics and policy-makers, religion has not been relegated entirely to the private sphere; quite the contrary. Over the last few decades, religion has begun to play a significant role in public affairs and, in many cases, directly in political systems. This edited volume...

    Published March 20th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Religion and Political Change in the Modern World

    Edited by Jeffrey Haynes

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    The purpose of the book is to ascertain whether there is a generic impact that ‘religion’ brings to bear on recent political changes in the modern world. Over the last two decades or so, there have been increasing numbers of political issues with which various manifestations of religion engage....

    Published March 13th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Twenty Years of Studying Democratization

    Vol 1: Democratic Transition and Consolidation

    Edited by Aurel Croissant, Jeffrey Haynes

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    Democratization emerged at a time of epochal change in global politics: the twin impacts of the end of the Soviet Union and the speeding up and deepening of globalisation in the early 1990s meant a whole new ball game in terms of global political developments. The journal’s first issue appeared in...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  7. Political Opposition and Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa

    Edited by Elliott Green, Johanna Söderström, Emil Uddhammar

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    This book takes a closer look at the role and meaning of political opposition for the development of democracy across sub-Saharan Africa. Why is room for political opposition in most cases so severely limited? Under what circumstances has the political opposition been able to establish itself in a...

    Published September 8th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Conflicting Objectives in Democracy Promotion

    Do All Good Things Go Together?

    Edited by Julia Leininger, Sonja Grimm, Tina Freyburg

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    The agenda of external actors often includes a number of objectives that do not necessarily and automatically go together. Fostering security and stability in semi-authoritarian regimes collides with policies aimed at the support of processes of democratization prone to conflict and destabilization...

    Published July 2nd 2013 by Routledge

  9. Coloured Revolutions and Authoritarian Reactions

    Edited by Evgeny Finkel, Yitzhak M. Brudny

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    Between 2000 and 2005, colour revolutions swept away authoritarian and semi-authoritarian regimes in Serbia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. Yet, after these initial successes, attempts to replicate the strategies failed to produce regime change elsewhere in the region. The book argues that...

    Published January 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Ethnic Party Bans in Africa

    Edited by Matthijs Bogaards, Matthias Basedau, Christof Hartmann

    Series: Democratization Special Issues

    In Sub-Saharan Africa, the spread of democracy since the 1990s has been accompanied by the proliferation of bans on ethnic political parties. A majority of constitutions in the region explicitly prohibit political parties to organize on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, region and other...

    Published December 4th 2012 by Routledge