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International Perspectives on Contemporary Democracy

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ISBN-10: 0252075447

ISBN-13: 9780252075445

Edition: 2008

Authors: Peter F. Nardulli

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Democracy enjoys unparalleled prestige at the beginning of the twenty-first century as a form of government. Some of the world's most prosperous nations are democracies, and an array of nations in Europe, Africa, and South America have adopted the system. This globalization has also met resistance and provoked concerns about international power exerted by institutions and elites that are beyond the control of existing democratic institutions. In this volume, leading scholars of democracy engage the key questions about how far and how fast democracy can spread, and how international agencies and international cooperation uneasily affect national democracies. At first glance, the efforts of…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 5/23/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

Preface
International Perspectives on Democracy in the Twenty-first Century
Democratization on the Frontiers of the Third Wave
Democratization in the Twenty-first Century: The Prospects for the Global Diffusion of Democracy
Is Democracy Contagious? Diffusion and the Dynamics of Regime Transition
A Fourth Wave? The Role of International Actors in Democratization
"Western Institutions" and "Universal Values": Barriers to the Adoption of Democracy
Globalization and Democracy
Issues, Information Flows, and Cognitive Capacities: Democratic Citizenship in a Global Era
Globalization, the Decline of Civic Commitments, and the Future of Democracy
Globalization, Sovereignty, and Democracy: The Role of International Organizations in a Globalizing World
Democracy and Markets in the Twenty-first Century: An Agenda
Economic Globalization and Democracy
Contributors
Index