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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education


A Critical Introduction

Edition 2nd Edition
ISBN 9780230220577
Publication Date December 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook Hardcover 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Political Analysis

The second edition of this popular and authoritative text provides a truly global assessment of democratization in theory and practice in the contemporary world. It has been systematically revised and updated throughout to cover recent developments, from the impact of 9/11 and EU enlargement to the war in Iraq.

Jean Grugel is Professor of International Development and Chair of the Department of Geography at the University of Sheffield, UK, and is also the Director of the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID).
Matthew Bishop is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, and also holds an honorary research fellowship from the Sheffield Political Economy Research Institute (SPERI).

1. Democracy
2. Democratization in Historical Perspective
3. Explaining Democratization
4. Democratization and the State
5. Democratization and Civil Society
6. The Global Politics of Democratization
7. Democratization in Europe
8. Democratization in Latin America
9. Democratization in Africa
10. Democratization in the Middle East
11. Democratization in Asia


This… [new edition] is exemplary: it is very extensively updated and revised and the authors have not tried to cut corners by keeping outdated references or bits of text…. [A]n excellent textbook for undergraduate students both for its comprehensive overview of the literature and as a basis for discussion.' – Anna Khakee, Democratization
Review of 1st edition: ' ... [A] very good and comprehensive text, clearly written and presented.' – Peter Mair, University of Leiden
Review of 1st edition: 'This is a clear and thorough text especially good on the relationship of democracy to democratization.' – Ricardo Blaug, University of Leeds
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