This textbook introduces students to the theoretical and practical
dimensions of democratization in an accessible and systematic way.
Democratization is the first textbook to focus on the 'global wave
of democratization' which has been happening since about 1970. The
book brings together leading authors from diverse international
backgrounds, including some of the best known names in the field.
Key themes covered in the book include: Theories of democratization
and their relation to democratic theory Critical prerequisites and
driving social forces of democratic transition Pivotal actors and
institutions involved in democratization Conditions for democratic
survival and the consolidation of newly democratized countries, and
the analysis of failed democratization Demonstrations of how these
factors have played a role in the different regions in which the
global wave of democratization transplaced authoritarian and
communist systems Possible futures of democratization worldwide.
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