Democracy Assistance Bypassing Governments in Recipient Countries: Supporting the “Next Generation”
Challenges of Democracy in the 21st Century: Concepts, Methods, Causality and the Quality of Democracy
Political Participation, Diffused Governance, and the Transformation of Democracy: Patterns of Change
When Democracies Collapse: Assessing Transitions to Non-Democratic Regimes in the Contemporary World
Politics and Democracy in Microstates
Democratization in EU Foreign Policy: New member states as drivers of democracy promotion
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...