Dynamics of Democratization Dictatorship, Development, and Diffusion
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Description: The explosive spread of democracy has radically transformed the international political landscape and captured the attention of academics, policymakers, and activists alike. With interest in democratization still growing, Nathan J. Brown and other leading political scientists assess the current state of the field, reflecting on the causes and diffusion of democracy over the past two decades.The volume focuses on three issues very much at the heart of discussions about democracy today: dictatorship, development, and diffusion. The essays first explore the surprising but necessary relationship between democracy and authoritarianism; they next analyze the introduction of democracy in developing countries; last, they examine how international factors affect the democratization process.In exploring these key issues, the contributors ask themselves three questions: What causes a democracy to emerge and succeed? Does democracy make things better? Can democracy be successfully promoted? In contemplating these questions, The Dynamics of Democratization offers a frank and critical assessment of the field for students and scholars of comparative politics and the political economy of development.Contributors: Gregg A. Brazinsky, George Washington University; Nathan J. Brown, George Washington University; Kathleen Bruhn, University of California at Santa Barbara; Valerie J. Bunce, Cornell University; José Antonio Cheibub, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Bruce J. Dickson, George Washington University; M. Steven Fish, University of California at Berkeley; John Gerring, Boston University; Henry E. Hale, George Washington University; Susan D. Hyde, Yale University; Craig M. Kauffman, George Washington University; Staffan I. Lindberg, University of Florida; Sara Meerow, University of Amsterdam; James Raymond Vreeland, Georgetown University; Sharon L. Wolchik, George Washington University
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Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Publication date: 4/27/2011
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Democracy and Dictatorship|
|Hybrid Regimes: When Democracy and Autocracy Mix|
|Dictatorship and Democracy through the Prism of Arab Elections|
|The Unexpected Resilience of Latin American Democracy|
|Sustaining Party Rule in China: Coercion, Co-optation, and Their Consequences|
|Fighting Reversion: Strong Legislatures as the Key to Bolstering Democracy|
|Democracy and Development|
|Economic Development and Democratization|
|Persistent Authoritarianism and the Future of Democracy in Africa|
|Democracy and Development: Legacy Effects|
|Does Democracy Diffuse?|
|Policy Makers, Intellectuals, and Democracy Promotion in Twentieth-Century American Foreign Policy|
|International Dimensions of Elections|
|International Diffusion and Democratic Change|
|List of Contributors|