Democratization has become a crucial issue for both developing states and others seeking full integration into the post-Cold War world. Democracy is now a major requirement of support from major international funding bodies and donor states and is viewed as essential for economic efficiency, political legitimacy, and social order. Based on the experience of a wide range of "democratizing" states and synthesizing a wide range of theoretical and empirical material, this book aims to provide an interdisciplinary introduction to, and assessment of, democratization in the contemporary world.
Table of Contents
Introduction Democracy Democratization in Historical Perspective Theories of Democratization Democratization and the State Democratization and Civil Society Democratization and Globalization Democratization and Southern Europe Democratization in the Developing World Democratization in Post-Communist Countries Democratization in Asia Conclusion
JEAN GRUGEL is Senior Lecturer in Politics, University of Sheffield.