This interpretation of democratization by one of the leading scholars in the field aims to equip those caught up in democratization and democracy promotion with a more realistic understanding of the tensions and turbulence involved.
Problems of democratization, its successes, failures and future prospects, belong to the most pressing concerns of our times. Empirical democratic theory has received many new impulses since the last wave of democratization in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa and Southeast and East Asia. In this volume the state of the art in this respect is discussed by leading international experts in this field including Laurence Whitehead, Gerardo Munck, Axel Hadenius and Juan Linz.
From the contents:
Some significant recent developments in the field of Democratization Concepts, measurements and sub-types in Democratization Research Agendas, findings, challenges Successes and failures of the new democracies Some thoughts on the victory and future of democracy
Theoretical and Historical Perspectives / Christian W. Haerpfer, Ronald Inglehart, Christian Welzel, and Patrick Bernhagen -- Democratic and Undemocratic States / Richard Rose -- Measuring Democracy and Democratization / Patrick Bernhagen -- Long Waves and Conjunctures of Democratization / Dirk Berg-Schlosser -- The Global Wave of Democratization / John Markoff (with Amy White) -- Theories of Democratization / Christian Welzel -- The International Context / Hakan Yilmaz -- Democracy, Business, and the Economy / Patrick Bernhagen -- Political Culture, Mass Beliefs, and Value Change / Christian Welzel and Ronald F. Inglehart -- Gender and Democratization / Pamela Paxton -- Social Capital and Civil Society / Natalia Letki -- Social Movements, Trade Unions, and Advocacy Networks -- Conventional Citizen Participation / Ian McAllister and Stephen White -- Political Parties / Leonardo Morlino -- Electoral Systems and Institutional Design in New Democracies / Matthijs Bogaards -- The Media / Katrin Voltmer and Gary Rawnsley -- Failed Democratization / Stephen Fish and Jason Wittenberg -- Southern Europe / Richard Gunther -- Latin America / Andrea Oelsner and Mervyn Bain -- Post-Communist Europe and Post-Soviet Russia / Christian W. Haerpfer -- The Middle East and North Africa / Francesco Cavatorta -- Sub-Saharan Africa / Michael Bratton -- East Asia / Doh Chull Shin and Rollin F. Tusalem -- Conclusions and Outlook : The Future of Democratization / Christian W. Haerpfer, Patrick Bernhagen, Ronald F. Inglehart, and Christian Welzel