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
Democratization is the most comprehensive volume on this critical field of contemporary politics, with insightful coverage of the key theories, actors, dynamics, and developments. This authoritative guide brings together leading experts from diverse international backgrounds, including some of the best known names in the field, making it an invaluable resource to students of democratization. This second edition reflects the dramatic changes in today's political world, with empirical coverage of developments on every continent. It considers the role of new technologies, including a dedicated chapter on social media and democratization, as well as the resilience of authoritarianism and renewed antidemocratic tendencies in many parts of the world.
It is two decades since the 'third wave' of democratization began to roll across sub-Saharan Africa in the early 1990s. This book provides a very timely investigation into the progress and setbacks over that period, the challenges that remain and the prospects for future democratization in Africa. It commences with an overall assessment of the (lack of) progress made from 1990 to 2010, exploring positive developments with reasons for caution. Based on original research, subsequent contributions examine various themes through country case-studies, inclusive of: the routinisation of election.