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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education


A Critical Introduction

ISBN 9780230802193
Publication Date December 2001
Formats Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave

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.

JEAN GRUGEL is Professor of Politics, University of Sheffield.

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


'... [A] very good and comprehensive text, clearly written and presented.' - Peter Mair, University of Leiden
'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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