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Democratization and Autocratization Studies


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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]

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International Aid and Democracy Promotion Liberalization at the Margins

International Aid and Democracy Promotion: Liberalization at the Margins

1st Edition

By Bann Seng Tan
October 30, 2020

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....

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 ...

Democracy Assistance Bypassing Governments in Recipient Countries Supporting the “Next Generation”

Democracy Assistance Bypassing Governments in Recipient Countries: Supporting the “Next Generation”

1st Edition

By Paulina Pospieszna
July 19, 2018

This book addresses important and under-researched issues such as, the role of young people in democratization processes, the role of new democracies in sharing their transition experience, and the effectiveness of aid. A major theme of the book is democracy assistance efforts by the NGOs from ...

The Legitimacy of Citizen-led Deliberative Democracy The G1000 in Belgium

The Legitimacy of Citizen-led Deliberative Democracy: The G1000 in Belgium

1st Edition

By Didier Caluwaerts, Min Reuchamps
June 04, 2018

For deliberative democrats, the strength of any democracy is public deliberation, the frequent and reasoned discussion between citizens on political issues. Despite all the theoretical claims made about deliberative systems, the question remains how to empirically assess both the legitimacy and ...

Challenges of Democracy in the 21st Century Concepts, Methods, Causality and the Quality of Democracy

Challenges of Democracy in the 21st Century: Concepts, Methods, Causality and the Quality of Democracy

1st Edition

Edited By Luca Tomini, Giulia Sandri
April 30, 2018

The effectiveness and capacity of survival of democratic regimes has been recently and widely questioned in the public and political debate. Both democratic institutions and political actors are increasingly confronted with rapid economic and societal transformations that, at least according to ...

Political Participation, Diffused Governance, and the Transformation of Democracy Patterns of Change

Political Participation, Diffused Governance, and the Transformation of Democracy: Patterns of Change

1st Edition

By Yvette Peters
November 30, 2017

Although democratic governments have introduced a number of institutional reforms in part intended to increase citizens’ political involvement, studies show a continued decline in regular political engagement. This book examines different forms of political participation in democracies, and in what...

When Democracies Collapse Assessing Transitions to Non-Democratic Regimes in the Contemporary World

When Democracies Collapse: Assessing Transitions to Non-Democratic Regimes in the Contemporary World

1st Edition

By Luca Tomini
October 31, 2017

While the process of democratization is nowadays an established scholarship, the reverse process of de-democratization has generated less attention even when the regression or even breakdown of democracy occurred on a regular basis over past decades. This book investigates both the different ...

Causes and Consequences of Democratization The regions of Russia

Causes and Consequences of Democratization: The regions of Russia

1st Edition

By Anastassia V. Obydenkova, Alexander Libman
June 30, 2017

In recent decades, the regions of Russia have taken different paths of regime transition. Despite the consolidation of an autocratic regime at national level and the centralization steered by Vladimir Putin’s government, the variation across sub-national regimes persists. Using an innovative ...

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