Democratization

ISBN-10: 0745618154

ISBN-13: 9780745618159

Edition: 1997

Authors: David Potter, David Goldblatt, Margaret Kiloh, Paul Lewis

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In 1760 no polity in the world was democratic in any way we would now recognize. In 1995 there were democratic states on every continent and in every region. The struggle to create, sustain, and entrench democratic political systems is one of the central narratives of modernity. Democratization is the first textbook comprehensively to survey, explore and engage with this story.In Part I, the introduction to the book as a whole, an overview and elaboration is offered of the key explanatory models of democratization; this section also refines the description of a regime's democratic status and explores the models and strategies of comparative analysis used in the book. While each of the subsequent twenty chapters can stand on their own, they have all been framed by a shared engagement with and discussion of the dynamics of democratization set out here.Part II surveys the course of democratization in the West from 1760 to 1989, examining both the early breakthroughs of the French and American Revolutions and the inter-war crisis of European democracy. The post-war era is covered by discussions of the impact of World War II, the democratic revolutions in Southern Europe and the struggle of the American Civil Rights movement.Part III examines the experience of Latin America and Asia. The Latin American case is covered in two chapters stretching from the 1930's to the 1990's. In the Asia section the comparative trajectories of Asia's two giants - China and India - are contrasted with the experience of East Asia's original tigers (Taiwan and South Korea) and more recent industrializing states (Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia).In Part IV the relative weakness of democratization in Africa and the Middle East is interrogated. Surveys of the Middle East and sub-Saharan Africa are complemented by individual case studies (Israel-Palestine and South Africa) and a synoptic examination of the relationship between Islamic culture, society and democracy.In Part V, the democratic revolutions of 1989 and their aftermath are examined in chapters on Eastern Europe and Russia. The enmeshment of these processes of democratization with nationalist struggles are highlighted in a study of former Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia while the particular course of the remaining socialist states is examined in a chapter on Vietnam.Finally, the conclusion both reviews the regional variations in democratization and considers the pressing question of how democracies once created can be sustained.Democratization will provide students and teachers with an invaluable and engaging resource for examining the complex fate of democratic politics across the world.
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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Polity Press
Publication date: 4/21/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.486

Dr David Potter is the founder of The Cultural Change Company, which specializes in enabling cultural change interventions. He frequently teaches and presents to students on MBA and Executive courses on the topic of cultural change, including at Lancaster University Management School, Queen Mary University, Glasgow Caledonian University and Glasgow University Business School. He is a highly experienced corporate strategist and change manager and delivers numerous change management seminars to change leaders in organizations, as well as designing cultural change programmes for a range of blue-chip clients.

Preface
Framework for Analysis
Explaining Democratization
Europe and the USA: .Introduction
Democracy in the 'long nineteenth century': 1760-1919
The Crisis of Modern Democracy, 1919-45
Democracy in Europe: 1939-89
Democracy in the USA Since 1945
Afterword
Latin America and Asia:.Introduction
Democracy and Dictatorship in Latin America, 1930-80
Democratization in Latin America, 1980-95: Walter Little
Why have the Political Trajectories of Inda and China been Different?
Democratization at the Same Time in South Korea and Taiwan
Why has Democratization been a Weaker Impulse in Indonesia and Malaysia than in the Philippines?
Afterword
Africa and the Middle East: Introduction
The Rise and Fall and Rise (and Fall?) of Democracy in Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa: Democracy Delayed:
Middle East Exceptionalism - Myth or Reality?
Islam and Democracy
Israel: Constraints on Consolidation
Afterword
Communist and Post-Communist Countries: Introduction
Democratization in Eastern Europe
Asia's Troubled Transition
Political Participation in Post-Communist Democracies
Nationalism, Community and Democratic Transition in Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia
Political Change in Vietnam
Afterword
Conclusion
From Democratization to Democratic Consolidation
Acknowledgements
Index
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