Democratization: The State of the Art
B. Budrich, 2007 - Political Science - 187 pages
The problems of democratization ‚?? its successes, failures, and future prospects ‚?? belong to the most pressing concerns of our times. Empirical democratic theory has received many new impulses since the last wave of democratization in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Southeast and East Asia. The concepts and findings presented in this second edition ‚?? by leading international experts in the field ‚?? are of high relevance both for political science and practical politics.
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