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Democracy and Democratization Processes and Prospects in a Changing World

ISBN-10: 0813343801
ISBN-13: 9780813343808
Edition: 3rd 2008
Authors: Georg Sorensen
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 8/7/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

Georg Sorensen is Professor of Political Science at the University of Aarhus. He is the author of several books, including Democracy and Democratization: Processes and Prospects in a Changing World and Changes in Statehood: The Transformation of International Relations .

List of Illustrations
Acronyms
Preface
Introduction
What Is Democracy?
Liberal Democracy and Its Critics
The Meaning of Democracy
Dimensions of Democratization
Attempts to Measure Democracy
Time Horizons and Levels of Analysis
Conclusion
Processes of Regime Change
The Search for Democracy's Preconditions
When Do Political Actors Choose Democracy?
Why the Recent Surge Toward Democracy?
Processes of Transition and Consolidation
Conclusion
From Transition to Standstill: Democracy in the New Millennium
Elections and Democracy
Weak States and Democracy
Elite Domination and Democracy
Popular Mobilization and Organization in the Struggle for Democracy
Conclusion
The Promotion of Democracy from the Outside
Outsiders and Democracy: A Contradiction in Terms?
Creating Democratic Openings
The Greatest Challenge: Democratic Consolidation
Conclusion
Domestic Consequences of Democracy: Growth and Welfare?
The Debate on Democracy and Development
India Versus China
Types of Authoritarian Systems
Authoritarian Developmentalist Regimes
Authoritarian Growth Regimes
Authoritarian State Elite Enrichment Regimes
Types of Democratic Systems
Elite-Dominated Democracies and Social Democracies
Mass-Dominated Democracies
Economic Performance in the Current Democratic Transitions
Democracy and Economic Development in Perspective
Democracy and Human Rights
Conclusion
Internal Consequences of Democracy: Peace and Cooperation?
The Debate on Democracy and Peace
The Domestic Scene: Foreign Policy in Democracies
International Relations: Cooperation Between Democracies
Moral Aspects of Cooperation Among Democracies
Economics Cooperation Between Democracies
Peace as a Result of a Democracy?
Peaceful Democracies and Realist Thought
Conclusion
Conclusion: The Future of Democracy and Democratization
Discussion Questions
Notes
Suggested Readings
Glossary
About the Book and Author
Index

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