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Christian Welzel, Christian W. Haerpfer, Patrick Bernhagen, Ronald F. Inglehart
Oxford University Press, Nov 15, 2018 - Political Science - 512 pages
Democratization is the most comprehensive volume on this critical field of contemporary politics, with insightful coverage of the key theories, actors, dynamics, and developments. This authoritative guide brings together leading experts from diverse international backgrounds, including some of the best known names in the field, making it an invaluable resource to students of democratization.

This second edition reflects the dramatic changes in today's political world, with empirical coverage of developments on every continent. It considers the role of new technologies, including a dedicated chapter on social media and democratization, as well as the resilience of authoritarian tendencies in many parts of the world.

The book is accompanied by a range of online resources designed to support both students and lecturers.

For students:
- Revise key terms and test your knowledge of terminology from the book with our digital flashcard glossary.
- Expand your knowledge of key developments in world affairs with additional case studies.
- Take your learning further with links to reliable web content and relevant OUP journals.

For registered adopters of the textbook:
- Guide class debate with suggested seminar questions and activities.
- Adapt PowerPoint(R) slides as a basis for lecture presentations, or use as handouts in class.


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PART TWO Causes and Dimensions of Democratization
PART THREE Actors and Institutions
PART FOUR Regions of Democratization
PART FIVE Conclusions and Outlook

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About the author (2018)

Christian W. Haerpfer is Full Professor of Sociology at the United Arab Emirates University - UAEU, Director of the Insitute for Comparative Survey Research - Eurasia Barometer in Vienna, and President of the World Values Survey Association.Patrick Bernhagen is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Stuttgart.Christian Welzel is Professor for Political Culture Research at Leuphana University of Lüneburg and President Emeritus of the World Values Survey Association, and is affiliated with National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia.Ronald F. Inglehart is Professor of Political Science at the University of Michigan and Founding President of the World Values Survey Association.

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