This exciting new handbook provides a global overview of the process of democratization, offering chapter by chapter discussion at both the country and regional levels and examining the interaction between the domestic and external factors that affect the progression of countries from authoritarian to democratic rule.
Bringing together 29 key experts in the field, the work is designed to contrast the processes and outcomes of democratic reform in a wide range of different societies, evaluating the influence of factors such as religion, economic development, and financial resources.
It is structured thematically into four broad sections:
A comprehensive survey of democratization across the world, this work will be essential reading for scholars and policy-makers alike.
Section 1: Democratisation: The regional picture 1. Central and Eastern Europe Paul Lewis 2. Central America John A. Booth 3. South America Anita Breuer 4. Sub-Saharan Africa Elke Zuern 5. The Middle East and North Africa Francesco Cavatorta 6. Central Asia Verena Fritz & Jonathan Wheatley 7. Democracy in South Asia: India and Pakistan-Parallel Pasts, Divergent Futures Farida Jalalzai 8. Southeast and East Asia Matthew Carlson Section 2: Democratisation and Governance 9. Measuring democratisation Edward LiPuma & Thoas A. Koelble 10. Democratic transitions Jay Ulfelder 11. Hybrid Regimes – A Social Foundations Approach Garry Rodan & Kanishka Jayauriya 12. ‘Deviant democracies’ Renske Doorenspleet 13. The Military Thomas Bruneau 14. Political parties Vicky Randall 15. Civil Society David Herbert 16. Social capital Bo Rothstein Section 3: Democratisation and International Relations 17. The third and fourth waves of democracy Fabrice Lehoucq 18. Democratic Conditionality Richard Youngs 19. The United Nations and Democratisation Aurel Croissant 20. The European Union and democratisation Michelle Pace 21. The African Union and democratisation Charles Manga Fombad 22. The Organisation of American States and democratisation Monica Herz Section 4: ‘Democratisation and Development’ 23. Democratisation, poverty, and inequality Gordon Crawford & Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai 24. Democratisation and security Vincent Boudreau 25. Democratisation and Human Rights: Convergence and Divergence David Beetham 26. Democratisation and gender Wendy Stokes 27. Democratisation and war Wolfgang Merkel 28. Democratisation and conflict resolution Sonja Grimm