The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy
Author: Josiah Ober,Naomi J. Norman,Mark C. Carnes,Mark Christopher Carnes
Publsiher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Total Pages: 241
Release: 2015
ISBN: 9780393938876
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Threshold of Democracy Book Excerpt:

A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, The Threshold of Democracy re-creates the intellectual dynamics of one of the most formative periods in western history.

The Threshold of Democracy

The Threshold of Democracy
Author: Josiah Ober,Naomi J. Norman,Mark Christopher Carnes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2021
ISBN: 9780393883237
Category: Athens (Greece)
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Prospects of Democracy

Prospects of Democracy
Author: Tatu Vanhanen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2002-11-01
ISBN: 1134762275
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prospects of Democracy Book Excerpt:

This book provides the most extensive comparative survey of the state and conditions of democracy ever made. It focuses on 172 contemporary states, with historical data on the measures of democracy and on explanatory variables extending back to the 1850s. It presents a comprehensive exploration of democratization, its successes and failures, making predictions on the prospects for democracy for single countries and for seven regions of the world. As well as presenting empirical analyses of democratization on the basis of Vanhanens's resource distribution theory of democratization and making predictions on the prospects, the book includes contributions from five commentators, Mitchell A. Seligson on Latin America, Samuel Decalo and John W. Forje on Africa, John Henderson on Oceania and Ilter Turan on why some of the countires that pass Vanhanen's democratic threshold cannot in fact be seen as democracies. The volume also includes an introductory chapter which examines and compares other theoretical interpretations of democratization. Prospects for Democracy will be essential reading for all serious students of comparative politics and democracy.

Democratization

Democratization
Author: Tatu Vanhanen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2004-02-24
ISBN: 1134366981
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democratization Book Excerpt:

This book examines the relationship between indicators of resource distribution and democratization in the group of 170 countries with data ranging from the 1850s to the present day. Vanhanen constructs a compelling argument, concluding that the emergence of democracy is closely linked to resource distribution.

Democracy s Edges

Democracy s Edges
Author: Sterling Professor of Political Science and Henry R Luce Director of the MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies Ian Shapiro,Ian Shapiro,Casiano Hacker-Cordón,Russell Hardin
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 297
Release: 1999-08-19
ISBN: 9780521643894
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy s Edges Book Excerpt:

Conference papers.Companion to: Democracy's value. Includes Bibliographical references and index.

Democratic Equilibrium

Democratic Equilibrium
Author: Michael W. Fowler
Publsiher: Lexington Books
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-11-12
ISBN: 1498505023
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democratic Equilibrium Book Excerpt:

This book holistically synthesizes the diverse literature on democracy theory and democratization to develop a model of change along a spectrum of democracy. The combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches makes the book ideal for comparative politics courses.

Democracy and Its Critics

Democracy and Its Critics
Author: Robert A. Dahl
Publsiher: Yale University Press
Total Pages: 397
Release: 2008-10-01
ISBN: 9780300153552
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy and Its Critics Book Excerpt:

In this prize-winning book, one of the most prominent political theorists of our time makes a major statement about what democracy is and why it is important. Robert Dahl examines the most basic assumptions of democratic theory, tests them against the questions raised by its critics, and recasts the theory of democracy into a new and coherent whole. He concludes by discussing the directions in which democracy must move if advanced democratic states are to exist in the future. “When Robert Dahl speaks about democracy, everyone should listen. With Democracy and Its Critics Dahl has produced a work destined to become another classic.”—Lucian W. Pye, American Political Science Review “In this magisterial work [Dahl]… describe[s] what democracy means…; why our own democracy is still deeply flawed; and how we could reform it…. A work of extraordinary intelligence and, what is even rarer, a work of extraordinary wisdom.”—Robert N. Bellah, New York Times Book Review

Diffusion of Democracy

Diffusion of Democracy
Author: Barbara Wejnert
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 363
Release: 2014-01-09
ISBN: 1107047110
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Diffusion of Democracy Book Excerpt:

This study of democratization since 1800 provides new data to explore the relationship between socioeconomic development and democracy over the last 200 years. Barbara Wejnert examines both countries and regions, and argues that the role of diffusion mechanisms (as opposed to internal factors) is especially significant, as are regional effects.

Comparing autocracies in the early Twenty first Century

Comparing autocracies in the early Twenty first Century
Author: Aurel Croissant,Steffen Kailitz,Patrick Koellner,Stefan Wurster
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2015-12-22
ISBN: 131770018X
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Comparing autocracies in the early Twenty first Century Book Excerpt:

Despite the so-called Third Wave of Democratization, many autocracies have been resilient in the face of political change. Moreover, many of the transition processes that could be included in the Third Wave have reached a standstill, or, at the very least, have taken a turn for the worse, leading sometimes to new forms of non-democratic regimes. As a result of these developments, the research on autocracies has experienced a revival in recent times. This unique two-volume work aims at taking stock of recent research and providing new conceptual, theoretical, and empirical insights into autocratic rule in the early twenty-first century. It is organized into two parts. The contributions in this first volume analyse the trajectories, manifestations and perspectives of non-democratic rule in general and autocratic rule in particular. It brings together some of the leading authoritarianism scholars in Europe and North America who address three broad questions: How to conceptualize and measure forms of autocratic regimes? What determines the persistence of autocratic rule? What is the role of political institutions, legitimation, ideology, and repression for the survival of different forms of autocratic rule? This book is an amalgam of articles from the journals Democratization, Contemporary Politics and Politische Vierteljahresschrift.

The Democracy Sourcebook

The Democracy Sourcebook
Author: Robert A. Dahl,Ian Shapiro,Jose Antonio Cheibub
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 568
Release: 2003-08-15
ISBN: 9780262541473
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Democracy Sourcebook Book Excerpt:

The Democracy Sourcebook offers a collection of classic writings and contemporary scholarship on democracy, creating a book that can be used by undergraduate and graduate students in a wide variety of courses, including American politics, international relations, comparative politics, and political philosophy. The editors have chosen substantial excerpts from the essential theorists of the past, including Jean-Jacques Rousseau, John Stuart Mill, Alexis de Tocqueville, and the authors of The Federalist Papers; they place them side by side with the work of such influential modern scholars as Joseph Schumpeter, Adam Przeworski, Seymour Martin Lipset, Samuel P. Huntington, Ronald Dworkin, and Amartya Sen. The book is divided into nine self-contained chapters: "Defining Democracy," which discusses procedural, deliberative, and substantive democracy; "Sources of Democracy," on why democracy exists in some countries and not in others; "Democracy, Culture, and Society," about cultural and sociological preconditions for democracy; "Democracy and Constitutionalism," which focuses on the importance of independent courts and a bill of rights; "Presidentialism versus Parliamentarianism"; "Representation," discussing which is the fairest system of democratic accountability; "Interest Groups"; "Democracy's Effects," an examination of the effect of democracy on economic growth and social inequality; and finally, "Democracy and the Global Order" discusses the effects of democracy on international relations, including the propensity for war and the erosion of national sovereignty by transnational forces.

El Salvador on the Threshold of a Democratic Revolutionary Victory

El Salvador on the Threshold of a Democratic Revolutionary Victory
Author: Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 160
Release: 1981
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Civil rights
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Family as the Threshhold of Democracy

The Family as the Threshhold of Democracy
Author: United States. Children's Bureau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 12
Release: 1940
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Democracy in Practice

Democracy in Practice
Author: Helena Catt
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2002-03-11
ISBN: 1134703465
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Democracy in Practice Book Excerpt:

bThis unique textbook provides students with a detailed look at many different aspects of democracy in practice: clearly describing and analysing all three existing models of democracy: * participatory democracy * referenda and initiatives * representative or liberal democracy. Using numerous real life examples from all over the world, this text explores how each is used in practice and provides discussion of the main problems with each model, answering the question: Why are there so many different forms of democratic practice?

The Quality of Democracy in Post Communist Europe

The Quality of Democracy in Post Communist Europe
Author: Derek Hutcheson
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2017-07-05
ISBN: 1351376160
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Quality of Democracy in Post Communist Europe Book Excerpt:

The countries of the former Eastern Bloc and Soviet Union have exhibited remarkable diversity in their post-communist regime paths. Whereas some states have become demonstrably more democratic and have moved in the space of fifteen years from the periphery to the centre of European politics, in others the political and economic climates seem hardly to be better, and their societies no more free, than in the final years of the Cold War. Assessing progress towards democracy in the former Eastern Bloc - or the lack of it - requires a qualitative examination of post-communist polities. This collection of articles brings together a number of perspectives, both macro and micro-analytical, on the 'quality' of democracy in post-communist Europe. This volume was previously published as a special issue of the Journal of Communist Studies and Transition Politics.

Hearings

Hearings
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Banking and Currency
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1948
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Origin of Electoral Systems in the Postwar Era

The Origin of Electoral Systems in the Postwar Era
Author: Krister Lundell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2009-09-10
ISBN: 1135230668
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Origin of Electoral Systems in the Postwar Era Book Excerpt:

This book explores and presents the influence of contextual factors on the choice of electoral systems for parliamentary elections in both democracies and non-democracies around the world. Taking a macroscopic approach, the author focuses on structural explanations, with an emphasis on general patterns rather than country specific explanations. Drawn from a wealth of data, the book presents the frequency of the adoption of each electoral formula and system in the postwar era and is followed by a theoretical elaboration of electoral system choice. The author then draws on rational, cultural/historical and institutional theories which are systematically analyzed by means of sophisticated bivariate and multivariate techniques. Lundell demonstrates that few electoral systems have been chosen from rational considerations and the impact of the cultural and historical setting is tremendous; colonial legacy, regional influence and temporal trends largely explain the cross-national variation in electoral systems. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of political science, electoral politics and comparative politics.

The Politics of Human Rights

The Politics of Human Rights
Author: Beogradski krug
Publsiher: Verso
Total Pages: 360
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9781859843734
Category: Political Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Politics of Human Rights Book Excerpt:

Original essays on the political and philosophical underpinnings of the idea of human rights by a group of highly distinguished theorists.

General Housing

General Housing
Author: United States. Congress. House. Banking and Currency Committee
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 1118
Release: 1948
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Mexico s Democracy at Work

Mexico s Democracy at Work
Author: Russell Crandall,Guadalupe Paz,Riordan Roett
Publsiher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781588263254
Category: Mexico
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mexico s Democracy at Work Book Excerpt:

A concise overview of political and economic developments in Mexico, highlighting the challenges posed by the county's recent democratic breakthrough.

The Cosmopolitanism Reader

The Cosmopolitanism Reader
Author: Garrett W. Brown,David Held
Publsiher: Polity
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2010-12-28
ISBN: 0745648711
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Cosmopolitanism Reader Book Excerpt:

In response to a renewed cosmopolitan enthusiasm, this volume brings together 25 essays in the development of cosmopolitan thought by distinguished cosmopolitan thinkers and critics. It looks at classical cosmopolitanism, global justice, culture and cosmopolitanism, political cosmopolitanism and cosmopolitan global governance.