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Democratization and Autocratization Studies

About the Series

Today, studies on democratization and its opposite, autocratization, are characterized by conceptual, theoretical and methodological pluralism, and studies on changes to both coexist, and account for the role of the national and international circulation and diffusion of ideas, and on the consequences of these processes of change on societies.

Democratization and Autocratization Studies offers itself as space for the debate and reference point for all those interested in understanding the most recent regime transition and transformation processes, and to follow the latest developments in the discipline.

The series examines the determinants, modalities, actors, consequences, and correlates of both democratization and autocratization globally, and accepts both empirically grounded and theoretical works. It considers sole- or jointly-authored, and edited, volumes, both full length and shorter, as well as handbooks. All proposals are subjected to peer review.

If you have an idea for a new book in Democratization and Autocratization Studies, please send a written proposal to the Series Editors:

Luca Tomini, Université libre de Bruxelles [email protected]

Seraphine F. Maerz, University of Gothenburg [email protected] , [email protected]

47 Series Titles

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Parties, Politics, Peace Electoral Inclusion as Peacebuilding

Parties, Politics, Peace: Electoral Inclusion as Peacebuilding

1st Edition


By Carrie Manning, Ian O. Smith, Ozlem Tuncel Gurlek
June 29, 2023

This pathbreaking book uncovers the important, underappreciated role of armed opposition groups turned political parties in shaping long-term patterns of politics after war.   Based on an empirically grounded and theoretically informed retrospective on nearly 30 years of post-conflict democratic ...

How Democracy Survives Global Challenges in the Anthropocene

How Democracy Survives: Global Challenges in the Anthropocene

1st Edition

Edited By Michael Holm, R. S. Deese
December 26, 2022

How Democracy Survives explores how liberal democracy can better adapt to the planetary challenges of our time by evolving beyond the Westphalian paradigm of the nation state. The authors bring perspectives from Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America, their chapters engaging with ...

The Effects of Rebel Parties on Governance, Democracy and Stability after Civil Wars From Guns to Governing

The Effects of Rebel Parties on Governance, Democracy and Stability after Civil Wars: From Guns to Governing

1st Edition

Edited By John Ishiyama, Gyda M. Sindre
November 30, 2022

This book provides a systematic overview and in-depth analysis of the effects of rebel group inclusion on democracy following the end of conflict across the globe. It examines different types of rebel groups, addressing the subject matter through the lens of three dimensions – democracy, stability...

Judges and Democratization Judicial Independence in New Democracies

Judges and Democratization: Judicial Independence in New Democracies

2nd Edition

By Brian C. Smith
November 18, 2022

This second edition examines judicial independence as an aspect of democratization based on the premise that democracy cannot be consolidated without the rule of law of which judicial independence is an indispensable part. It pays particular attention to the restraints placed upon judicial ...

The Resilience of Democracy Persistent Practice, Durable Idea

The Resilience of Democracy: Persistent Practice, Durable Idea

1st Edition

Edited By Peter Burnell, Peter Calvert
April 29, 1999

This volume brings together studies of the small number of previously established states that have retained and/or restored democracy despite - in many cases - formidable economic, social or political challenges. It seeks to establish common themes, whether or not they appear to fit a grand casual ...

International Aid and Democracy Promotion Liberalization at the Margins

International Aid and Democracy Promotion: Liberalization at the Margins

1st Edition

By Bann Seng Tan
April 29, 2022

International Aid and Democracy Promotion investigates the link between foreign aid and the promotion of democracy, using theory, statistical tests, and illustrative case studies. This book challenges the field of development to recognize that democracy promotion is unlike other development goals....

Neo-militant Democracies in Post-communist Member States of the European Union

Neo-militant Democracies in Post-communist Member States of the European Union

1st Edition

Edited By Joanna Rak, Roman Bäcker
March 25, 2022

This book examines contemporary militant democracies in post-communist states in the European Union.Examining, through case studies, their broader relevance to political, legal, and social structures, this book looks in revealing detail at the struggles between these democratic and anti-democratic ...

Innovations, Reinvented Politics and Representative Democracy

Innovations, Reinvented Politics and Representative Democracy

1st Edition

Edited By Agnès Alexandre-Collier, Alexandra Goujon, Guillaume Gourgues
March 31, 2020

This volume focuses on the issue of change in democratic politics in terms of experimental or actual innovations introduced either within political parties or outside the party system, involving citizen participation and mobilization. Including a wide and diverse range of alternatives in the ...

Nationalism, Referendums and Democracy Voting on Ethnic Issues and Independence

Nationalism, Referendums and Democracy: Voting on Ethnic Issues and Independence

2nd Edition

Edited By Matt Qvortrup
March 18, 2020

This revised and expanded edition analyses the factors conducive to holding independence and secession referendums, to winning these votes and to their status in domestic and international law. Taking into account the votes in Catalonia and Scotland, the book shows that votes on secession and ...

Transatlantic Democracy Assistance Promoting Different Models of Democracy

Transatlantic Democracy Assistance: Promoting Different Models of Democracy

1st Edition

By Jan Hornat
November 06, 2018

The approaches of EU institutions and the US to democracy assistance often vary quite significantly as both actors choose different means and tactics. The nuances in the understandings of democracy on the part of the EU and the US lead to their promotion of models of democratic governance that are ...

Requisites of Democracy Conceptualization, Measurement, and Explanation

Requisites of Democracy: Conceptualization, Measurement, and Explanation

1st Edition

By Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning
August 09, 2018

This book brings together the conceptual and theoretical writings of Joseph Schumpeter, Robert A. Dahl, Guillermo O’Donnell, and T. H. Marshall.  It demonstrates that most of the different conceptions of democracy in the democratization literature can be ordered in one systematic regime ...

Democratisation in the 21st Century Reviving Transitology

Democratisation in the 21st Century: Reviving Transitology

1st Edition

Edited By Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Timothy D. Sisk
July 24, 2018

The 2010’s was a critical period in the continuing, established trend of the spread of democracy worldwide: from the Arab Spring countries of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Yemen to the unfolding turmoil of Myanmar and Ukraine, by way of the upheavals in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Ivory Coast, social ...

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