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Routledge Handbook of Democratization

1st Edition

Edited by Jeffrey Haynes


450 pages | 21 B/W Illus.

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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:

  • Section I provides a regional tour d’horizon of the current state of democratisation and democracy in eight regions around the world
  • Section II examines key structures, processes, and outcomes of democratisation and democracy
  • Section III focuses on the relationship between democratisation and international relations through examination of a range of issues and actors including: the third and fourth waves of democracy, political conditionality, the United Nations, the European Union, the African Union, and the Organisation of African States
  • Section IV Examines the interaction between democratisation and development with a focus on poverty and inequality, security, human rights, gender, war, and conflict resolution.

A comprehensive survey of democratization across the world, this work will be essential reading for scholars and policy-makers alike.

Table of Contents

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

About the Editor

Jeffrey Haynes is Associate Dean, Faculty of Law, Governance and International Relations' at London Metropolitan University. He is the editor of the series Routledge Studies in Religion and Politics and co-editor of the journal Democratization. Recent publications include Routledge Handbook of Religion and Politics and Religion, Politics and International Relations: Selected Essays.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / International Relations / General