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Democratization Studies: (Formerly Democratization Studies, Frank Cass)


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Transatlantic Democracy Assistance: Promoting Different Models of Democracy

Transatlantic Democracy Assistance: Promoting Different Models of Democracy

1st Edition

Jan Hornat
November 19, 2018

The approaches of EU institutions and the US to democracy assistance often vary quite significantly as both actors choose different means and tactics. The nuances in the understandings of democracy on the part of the EU and the US lead to their promotion of models of democratic governance that are...

Democracy Assistance Bypassing Governments in Recipient Countries: Supporting the “Next Generation”

Democracy Assistance Bypassing Governments in Recipient Countries: Supporting the “Next Generation”

1st Edition

Paulina Pospieszna
August 02, 2018

This book addresses important and under-researched issues such as, the role of young people in democratization processes, the role of new democracies in sharing their transition experience, and the effectiveness of aid. A major theme of the book is democracy assistance efforts by the NGOs from...

Democratisation in the 21st Century: Reviving Transitology

Democratisation in the 21st Century: Reviving Transitology

1st Edition

Mohammad-Mahmoud Ould Mohamedou, Timothy D. Sisk
July 25, 2018

The 2010’s was a critical period in the continuing, established trend of the spread of democracy worldwide: from the Arab Spring countries of Tunisia, Libya, Egypt and Yemen to the unfolding turmoil of Myanmar and Ukraine, by way of the upheavals in Burkina Faso, Senegal and Ivory Coast, social...

The Legitimacy of Citizen-led Deliberative Democracy: The G1000 in Belgium

The Legitimacy of Citizen-led Deliberative Democracy: The G1000 in Belgium

1st Edition

Didier Caluwaerts, Min Reuchamps
June 08, 2018

For deliberative democrats, the strength of any democracy is public deliberation, the frequent and reasoned discussion between citizens on political issues. Despite all the theoretical claims made about deliberative systems, the question remains how to empirically assess both the legitimacy and...

Challenges of Democracy in the 21st Century: Concepts, Methods, Causality and the Quality of Democracy

Challenges of Democracy in the 21st Century: Concepts, Methods, Causality and the Quality of Democracy

1st Edition

Luca Tomini, Giulia Sandri
May 03, 2018

The effectiveness and capacity of survival of democratic regimes has been recently and widely questioned in the public and political debate. Both democratic institutions and political actors are increasingly confronted with rapid economic and societal transformations that, at least according to...

Political Participation, Diffused Governance, and the Transformation of Democracy: Patterns of Change

Political Participation, Diffused Governance, and the Transformation of Democracy: Patterns of Change

1st Edition

Yvette Peters
November 30, 2017

Although democratic governments have introduced a number of institutional reforms in part intended to increase citizens’ political involvement, studies show a continued decline in regular political engagement. This book examines different forms of political participation in democracies, and in what...

When Democracies Collapse: Assessing Transitions to Non-Democratic Regimes in the Contemporary World

When Democracies Collapse: Assessing Transitions to Non-Democratic Regimes in the Contemporary World

1st Edition

Luca Tomini
October 30, 2017

While the process of democratization is nowadays an established scholarship, the reverse process of de-democratization has generated less attention even when the regression or even breakdown of democracy occurred on a regular basis over past decades. This book investigates both the different...

Politics and Democracy in Microstates

Politics and Democracy in Microstates

1st Edition

Wouter Veenendaal
June 30, 2017

Why are small states statistically more likely to have a democratic political system? By addressing this question from a qualitative and comparative methodological angle, this book analyses the effects of a small population size on political competition and participation. By comparing the four...

Causes and Consequences of Democratization: The regions of Russia

Causes and Consequences of Democratization: The regions of Russia

1st Edition

Anastassia V. Obydenkova, Alexander Libman
June 30, 2017

In recent decades, the regions of Russia have taken different paths of regime transition. Despite the consolidation of an autocratic regime at national level and the centralization steered by Vladimir Putin’s government, the variation across sub-national regimes persists. Using an innovative...

Democratization in EU Foreign Policy: New member states as drivers of democracy promotion

Democratization in EU Foreign Policy: New member states as drivers of democracy promotion

1st Edition

Benedetta Berti, Kristina Mikulova, Nicu Popescu
June 16, 2017

New democracies are uniquely positioned to promote democratic values and have a competitive advantage in the global democracy assistance industry. This book examines the attempts of one group of young democracies, from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), to channel this pro-democracy agenda into both...

Democratizing Public Governance in Developing Nations: With Special Reference to Africa

Democratizing Public Governance in Developing Nations: With Special Reference to Africa

1st Edition

Shamsul M. Haque, Anastase Shyaka, Gedeon M. Mudacumura
June 02, 2017

This edited volume brings together critical insights that address the multifaceted problems of governance and democracy in the developing regions with specific reference to Africa. It explores both the externally prescribed and home-grown governance initiatives geared toward democracy and...

Democratizing Central and Eastern Europe: Successes and failures of the European Union

Democratizing Central and Eastern Europe: Successes and failures of the European Union

1st Edition

Luca Tomini
February 07, 2017

At first, it was believed that accession to the EU would have a positive effect on the process of democratization in former communist countries. However, over time it became clear that difficulties with the democratic system endured in a number of these countries. This book reconsiders the results...

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