Democratization

Paperback | February 27, 2009

EditorChristian Haerpfer, Patrick Bernhagen, Ronald Inglehart

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This textbook introduces students to the theoretical and practical dimensions of democratization in an accessible and systematic way. Democratization is the first textbook to focus on the 'global wave of democratization' which has been happening since about 1970. The book brings togetherleading authors from diverse international backgrounds, including some of the best known names in the field.Key themes covered in the book include:Theories of democratization and their relation to democratic theoryCritical prerequisites and driving social forces of democratic transitionPivotal actors and institutions involved in democratizationConditions for democratic survival and the consolidation of newly democratized countries, and the analysis of failed democratizationDemonstrations of how these factors have played a role in the different regions in which the global wave of democratization transplaced authoritarian and communist systemsPossible futures of democratization worldwide.Online Resource Centre:For students:Web linksInteractive time lineFlashcard glossaryLinks to OUP journal articlesFor lecturers:PowerPoint slidesCase studies with embedded links to relevant news articles, web video and research

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This textbook introduces students to the theoretical and practical dimensions of democratization in an accessible and systematic way. Democratization is the first textbook to focus on the 'global wave of democratization' which has been happening since about 1970. The book brings togetherleading authors from diverse international backg...

Christian Haerpfer is Associate Professor (Reader) of Politics and Head of the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Aberdeen, UK. He is also Director of the European Centre for Comparative Survey Research (ECCSR) at the University of Aberdeen. Patrick Bernhagen is Lecturer in the Department of Politics and...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.04 inPublished:February 27, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199233020

ISBN - 13:9780199233021

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1. Christian W. Haerpfer, Ronald Inglehart, Chris Welzel and Patrick Bernhagen: IntroductionTheoretical and Historical Perspectives1. 2. Richard Rose: Democracy and its Alternatives3. Christian W. Haerpfer and Patrick Bernhagen: Measuring Democracy and Democratization4. Dirk Berg-Schlosser: Long Waves and Conjunctures of Democratization5. John Markoff: The Global Wave of Democratization6. Chris Welzel: Theories of Democratization7. Stephen Fish and Jason Wittenberg: Failed DemocratizationCultural, Social and Economic Factors2. 8. Hakan Yilmaz: The International Context9. Patrick Bernhagen: Business and the Economy10. Ronald Inglehart and Chris Welzel: Political Culture and Religion11. Pamela Paxton: Gender Aspects of Democratization12. Natalia Letki: Civil Society and Social CapitalActors and Institutions3. 13. Donatella Della Porta and Federico Rossi: Protest, Social Movements, and Civil Unrest14. Ian McAllister: Institutionalized Citizen Participation15. Leonardo Morlino: Political Parties16. Matthijs Bogaards: Electoral Systems and Party Systems17. Katrin Voltmer and Gary Rawnsley: The MediaAreas of Democratization18. Richard Gunther: Southern Europe19. Andrea Oelsner and Mervyn Bain: Latin America20. Christian W. Haerpfer: Post-Communist Europe and Former Soviet Union21. Francesco Cavatorta: North Africa and the Middle East22. Michael Bratton: Sub-Saharan Africa23. Doh C. Shin: South, South-East, and East Asia24. Christian W. Haerpfer, Ronald Inglehart, Chris Welzel and Patrick Bernhagen: Conclusions and Outlook: The Future of Democratization