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Democratization Studies

(Formerly Democratization Studies, Frank Cass)

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1-10 of 29 results in Democratization Studies
  1. Politics and Democracy in Microstates

    By Wouter Veenendaal

    Series: Democratization Studies

    Why are small states statistically more likely to have a democratic political system? By addressing this question from a qualitative and comparative methodological angle, this book analyses the effects of a small population size on political competition and participation. By comparing the four...

    Published September 16th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Ethnic Politics and Democratic Transition in Rwanda

    By David E. Kiwuwa

    Series: Democratization Studies

    This book offers an examination of how a deeply divided post-conflict society embarks on democratic transition. Using Rwanda as the case study, it combines analysis of democratic transition and ethnopolitical debate, asking why deeply divided ethnic societies have a tendency to fail. Though...

    Published September 12th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Democratic Transformation and Obstruction

    EU, US, and Russia in the South Caucasus

    By Nelli Babayan

    Series: Democratization Studies

    Although "democracy promotion" has become a popular term for policy makers and scholars, democratization is rarely a smooth or linear transition. While some countries quickly democratize, others lag behind despite a long period of democracy promotion activities. Furthermore, while democracy...

    Published September 4th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Democracy, Participation and Contestation

    Civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy

    Edited by Emmanuelle Avril, Johann N Neem

    Series: Democratization Studies

    The establishment of democracy on both sides of the Atlantic has not been a smooth evolution towards an idealized presumed endpoint. Far from it, democratization has been marked by setbacks and victories, a process often referred to as ‘contested democracy’. In view of recent mobilizations such as...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  5. Political Leadership, Nascent Statehood and Democracy

    A comparative study

    By Ulrika Möller, Isabell Schierenbeck

    Series: Democratization Studies

    Do political leaders determine whether a polity will receive a democratic future or not? Research and advocates of democracy agree on the significance of political elites for democratization, yet there is a need for a more specific understanding of their role. This book develops a theory of...

    Published May 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Democratic Transitions

    Modes and Outcomes

    By Sujian Guo, Gary A Stradiotto

    Series: Democratization Studies

    Democratic transitions have occurred in many countries in various regions across the globe, such as Southern Europe, Latin America, Africa, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East, and these nations have undergone simuntaneously political, economic and social transformations....

    Published April 4th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective

    Conceptions, Conjunctures, Causes, and Consequences

    By Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning

    Series: Democratization Studies

    This book provides an introduction to democratic theory and empirical research on democracy and democratization. The book first examines conceptions of democracy from the origins in ancient Greece to the present day, then tracks when and where modern democracy has developed. On this basis, the book...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Democracy Promotion and Conflict-Based Reconstruction

    The United States & Democratic Consolidation in Bosnia, Afghanistan & Iraq

    By Matthew Alan Hill

    Series: Democratization Studies

    This book investigates US foreign policy and tests the hypothesis that transition-inspired democracy promotion will successfully establish liberal democracy around the world, and thus fulfil the aims of the American mission and its application of the democratic peace. It features two detailed case...

    Published November 11th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Democratization and Ethnic Minorities

    Conflict or compromise?

    Edited by Jacques Bertrand, Oded Haklai

    Series: Democratization Studies

    Many new democracies are characterized by majority dominance and ethnocentrism. Varying paths or transitions toward democracy create very different outcomes for how ethnic identities, communities and politics are recognized. This book illustrates the varied consequences of democratization, from...

    Published October 14th 2013 by Routledge

  10. The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion

    Edited by Jonas Wolff, Hans-Joachim Spanger, Hans-Jürgen Puhle

    Series: Democratization Studies

    Though scholarly attention to democracy promotion is increasing, there is still little comparative and theoretically-based work on the protagonists of democracy promotion. This book investigates the motives that drive democracy promotion in a comparative and theoretically oriented manner, exploring...

    Published August 16th 2013 by Routledge