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Democratization

Democratization - 09 edition

Democratization - 09 edition

ISBN13: 9780199233021

ISBN10: 0199233020

Democratization by Christian Haerpfer - ISBN 9780199233021
Edition: 09
Copyright: 2009
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Published: 2009
International: No
Democratization by Christian Haerpfer - ISBN 9780199233021

ISBN13: 9780199233021

ISBN10: 0199233020

Edition: 09

Summary

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 together leading 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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