Democracy

Recent Scholarly Publications

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Democracy and Authoritarianism in the Postcommunist World

December 2009

This volume brings together a distinguished group of scholars working on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union to examine in depth three waves of democratic change that took place in eleven...

Welfare Benefits, Canvassing, and Campaign Handouts

December 2009

Advancing Democracy Abroad: Why We Should and How We Can

November 2009

After eight years of President Bush's trumpeting the virtues of promoting freedom and democracy abroad but achieving limited results, many Americans have grown suspicious of democratic development...

Democratic Governance and the Performance of Democracy

November 2009

The battle for accountability and good governance-and thus sustainable democracy and development-will not be won by foreign actors or pressures.

The Origins of Authoritarianism in Pakistan

October 2009

What ails the Pakistani polity?

Philosophy, Politics, Democracy: Selected Essays

October 2009

Over the past twenty years, Joshua Cohen has explored the most controversial issues facing the American public: campaign finance and political equality, privacy rights and robust public debate,...

Aiding Latin America's Poor

October 2009

(excerpt) Social policy in Latin America has traditionally failed to benefit the poor.

Political Liberalization in the Persian Gulf

September 2009

The countries of the Persian (or Arab) Gulf produce about thirty percent of the planet's oil and keep around fifty-five percent of its reserves underground.

When the People Speak: Deliberative Democracy and Public Consultation

September 2009

All over the world, democratic reforms have brought power to the people, but under conditions where the people have little opportunity to think about the power that they exercise.

Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies

August 2009

European and American experts systematically compare U.S.

Promoting Democracy and the Rule of Law: American and European Strategies (Governance and Limited Statehood)

August 2009

European and American experts systematically compare U.S.

Over-Managed Democracy: Evaluating Vladimir Putin's Presidency

May 2009

Russia today is best characterized as an over-managed democracy, where elites pay lip service to democratic norms while actively working to undermine them.

Evaluating External Influence on Democratic Development: Transition

March 2009

Just as political comparativists have tended to screen out international factors, international relations theorists and international lawyers concentrate on international outcomes and have been...

Transition to Democracy in Iran: Observations on International Influences on Democratization in Iran

March 2009

The forces that attempted to create democracy in Iran a hundred years ago are have only grown and become more experienced in the language and logic of democracy.

Domestic and International Influences on the Collapse of the Soviet Union (1991) and Russia's Initial Transition to Democracy (1993)

March 2009

Before the democracy promotion efforts of Iraq or Afghanistan in the early 21st century, there was the Soviet Union in the late 20th century.

Serbia's Bulldozer Revolution: Evaluating Internal and External Factors in Successful Democratic Breakthrough in Serbia

March 2009

(Excerpt) In 1987, Slobodan Milosevic showed promise as a modern liberator.

Improving Democracy Assistance: Building Knowledge Through Evaluations and Research

December 2008

Over the past 25 years, the United States has made support for the spread of democracy to other nations an increasingly important element of its national security policy.

Hard Choices: Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia

November 2008

Hard Choices offers a most rewarding perspective on how Southeast Asian states straddle the ongoing tensions among three rarely compatible goals—security, democracy, and regionalism.

Azerbaijan's 2005 Parliamentary Elections: A Failed Attempt at Transition

September 2008

The 2005 elections in Azerbaijan qualify as a failed transition from authoritarianism to democracy.

International Actors, Democratization, and the Rule of Law: Anchoring Democracy?

July 2008

Do external factors facilitate or hamper domestic democratic development?

International Influences on the Turkish Transition to Democracy in 1983

July 2008

This paper analyzes international influences on the transition to democracy in November 1983.

International Influences on Democratic Transitions: The Successful Case of Chile

July 2008

What was the international impact on the Chilean transition to democracy?  How much influence was there from international aid both from countries themselves as well as from organizations outside...

From Silkworms to Bungled Bailout: International Influences on the 1998 Regime Change in Indonesia

July 2008

In this paper, we argue that although international influences played a significant role in Indonesia’s democratic transition, Soeharto’s demise was not the consequence of diplomatic pressure or...

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