Democratization Studies

(Formerly Democratization Studies, Frank Cass)

  • Democratization and Ethnic Minorities

    Conflict or compromise?

    Edited by Jacques Bertrand, Oded Haklai

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-10-30 
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  • Democratization in EU Foreign Policy

    New member states as drivers of democracy promotion

    Edited by Benedetta Berti, Kristina Mikulova, Nicu Popescu

    New democracies are uniquely positioned to promote democratic values and have a competitive advantage in the global democracy assistance industry. This book examines the attempts of one group of young democracies, from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), to channel this pro-democracy agenda into both…

    Hardback – 2015-10-06 
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  • Causes and Consequences of Democratization

    The regions of Russia

    By Anastassia V. Obydenkova, Alexander Libman

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-06-08
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  • Democratizing Central and Eastern Europe

    Successes and failures of the European Union

    By Luca Tomini

    At first, it was believed that accession to the EU would have a positive effect on the process of democratization in former communist countries. However, over time it became clear that difficulties with the democratic system endured in a number of these countries. This book reconsiders the results…

    Hardback – 2015-06-08
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  • Politics and Democracy in Microstates

    By Wouter Veenendaal

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-09-15
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  • Ethnic Politics and Democratic Transition in Rwanda

    By David E. Kiwuwa

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-09-11
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  • Democratic Transformation and Obstruction

    EU, US, and Russia in the South Caucasus

    By Nelli Babayan

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-09-03
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  • Democracy, Participation and Contestation

    Civil society, governance and the future of liberal democracy

    Edited by Emmanuelle Avril, Johann N Neem

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-06-21
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  • Political Leadership, Nascent Statehood and Democracy

    A comparative study

    By Ulrika Möller, Isabell Schierenbeck

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-05-18
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  • Democratic Transitions

    Modes and Outcomes

    By Sujian Guo, Gary A Stradiotto

    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.…

    Hardback – 2014-04-03
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  • Democracy and Democratization in Comparative Perspective

    Conceptions, Conjunctures, Causes, and Consequences

    By Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-12-11
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  • Democracy Promotion and Conflict-Based Reconstruction

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

    By Matthew Alan Hill

    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…

    Paperback – 2013-11-10
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  • The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion

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

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-08-15
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  • Multiple Democracies in Europe

    Political Culture in New Member States

    By Paul Blokker

    This book provides an in-depth discussion and analysis of democracy in Europe, with a focus on the new EU member states, and makes an important and original contribution to the debate on the future of European democracy. Author Paul Blokker seeks to provide a critical reconceptualization of the…

    Paperback – 2012-09-05
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  • The Conceptual Politics of Democracy Promotion

    Edited by Christopher Hobson, Milja Kurki

    How do different meanings of the concept of ‘democracy’ operate in democracy promotion? How do conceptual decisions influence real political events? How is policy and reflection on democracy promotion shaped by the way different practitioners and scholars understand democracy? The Conceptual…

    Hardback – 2011-08-08
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  • Requisites of Democracy

    Conceptualization, Measurement, and Explanation

    By Jørgen Møller, Svend-Erik Skaaning

    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…

    Hardback – 2011-06-26
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  • The Consolidation of Democracy

    Comparing Europe and Latin America

    By Carsten Q. Schneider

    This book investigates the successes and failures in consolidating those democratic regimes that emerged in Europe and Latin America in the last quarter of the 20th century. The theoretical approach developed combines the most prominent political-institutional and socio-structural approaches to…

    Paperback – 2011-03-29
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  • Globality, Democracy and Civil Society

    Edited by Terrell Carver, Jens Bartelson

    Globality, Democracy and Civil Society explores the relationship between the concepts of democracy and civil society through a comparison of their meaning and function in different historical and cultural contexts. This volume presents detailed contextual studies in Europe, North America, Japan,…

    Hardback – 2010-10-14
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  • Constructing Democracy in Southern Europe

    A comparative analysis of Italy, Spain and Turkey

    By Lauren M. McLaren

    Why are some regimes democratic while others are not? Specifically, how have Spain and Italy managed to become democratic while Turkey, which shares many similar characteristics, has not? Spain, Italy and Turkey have shared common historical features which would have been disruptive to any new…

    Paperback – 2010-06-29
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  • New Challenges to Democratization

    Edited by Peter Burnell, Richard Youngs

    This important text explores the widespread contention that new challenges and obstacles have arisen to democratization, assessing the claim that support for democratization around the world is facing a serious challenge. Bringing together leading international scholars of democratization,…

    Paperback – 2009-11-15
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  • Global Democracy: For and Against

    Ethical Theory, Institutional Design and Social Struggles

    By Raffaele Marchetti

    This book defends the case for the expansion of the democratic model to the global political sphere. Concentrating on the democratic deficit of international affairs, it examines the nexus between the phenomenon of international exclusion and the political response of global democracy. This…

    Hardback – 2008-03-18
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  • Democratization in the Muslim World

    Changing Patterns of Authority and Power

    Edited by Frederic Volpi, Francesco Cavatorta

    This book examines the role that political Islam plays in processes of democratization in the Muslim world, detailing the political processes that facilitate the collective learning of democratic ways of solving the practical problems of those polities. Democratization in the Muslim World…

    Paperback – 2007-12-03
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  • The Internet and Politics

    Citizens, voters and activists

    Edited by Sarah Oates, Diana Owen, Rachel K Gibson

    This volume explores the nature of the Internet's impact on civil society, addressing the following central questions: is the Internet qualitatively different from the more traditional forms of the media? has the Internet demonstrated real potential to improve civil society through a wider…

    Paperback – 2006-12-17
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  • Democratization and the Judiciary

    The Accountability Function of Courts in New Democracies

    Edited by Roberto Gargarella, Siri Gloppen, Elin Skaar

    This title examines the political role of courts in new democracies in Latin America and Africa, focusing on their ability to hold political power-holders accountable when they act outside their constitutionally defined powers. The book also issues a warning: there are problems inherent in the…

    Paperback – 2004-02-25
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  • Civil Society in Democratization

    Edited by Peter Burnell, Peter Calvert

    This title brings together competing theories of civil society with critical studies of the role of civil society in diverse situations and the way in which it has been promoted as the key to democratization. The combination of contemporary theory and practical applications provides valuable…

    Paperback – 2004-02-25
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  • The European Union and Democracy Promotion

    The Case of North Africa

    Edited by Richard Gillespie, Richard Youngs

    Since the early 1990s, the European Union has pursued policies designed to promote democracy and respect for human rights in other parts of the world. This book offers a critical assessment of the strategy upon which this activity has been based.…

    Hardback – 2002-04-30
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  • Opposition and Democracy in South Africa

    Edited by Roger Southall

    This collection examines the nature, scope and prospects for political opposition under African National Congress political dominance.…

    Paperback – 2001-05-31
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  • Party Development and Democratic Change in Post-communist Europe

    Edited by Paul Lewis

    This work surveys processes of party development in the context of the ten years of democratic change in post-communist eastern Europe. It examines the capacity of the former ruling parties to attract contemporary voters and their role in contributing to the consolidation of the new democratic…

    Paperback – 2001-05-06
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  • Democracy Assistance

    International Co-operation for Democratization

    Edited by Peter Burnell

    This examination of how Western governments support democracy worldwide considers how countries use this aid. Attention is paid to post-conflict situations and semi-authoritarian regimes where democratization has stalled, and international support of democratic decentralization is assessed.…

    Paperback – 2000-11-28
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  • The Internet, Democracy and Democratization

    Edited by Peter Ferdinand

    The Internet is transforming relations between states and citizens. This study gives examples of how it is creating new political communities at various levels, both in democracies and authoritarian regimes. It is also used by marginalized anti-democratic groups such as neo-Nazis.…

    Paperback – 2000-04-28
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  • The Resilience of Democracy

    Persistent Practice, Durable Idea

    Edited by Peter Burnell, Peter Calvert

    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…

    Paperback – 1999-04-28
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  • Democratization and the Media

    Edited by Vicky Randall

    Mass communications media play a potentially crucial role both in democratization and in ensuring democracy's survival. The essays in this volume analyse differing aspects of the complex relationship between the media and democracy in a diverse range of national contexts.…

    Paperback – 1998-09-29
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