Democracy and Democratization: Processes and Prospects in a Changing World

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Contents
List of Tables and Figuresxi
Prefacexiii
List of Acronymsxv
Introduction1
1 What Is Democracy?3
Liberal Democracy and Its Critics , 5
The Meaning of Democracy , 9
Attempts to Measure Democracy , 16
Time Horizons and Levels of Analysis , 19
Conclusion , 23
2 Processes of Democratization24
The Search for Democracy's Preconditions , 24
When Do Political Actors Choose Democracy?28
Why the Recent Surge Toward Democracy?29
Processes of Transition and Consolidation , 39
Four Propositions About the Current Transitions Toward Democracy, 45
Approaching the Millennium-- Prospects for Democracy, 59
Conclusion , 62
3 Domestic Consequences of Democracy: Growth and Welfare?64
The Debate on Democracy and Development , 64
India Versus China , 69
Types of Authoritarian Systems , 76
Types of Democratic Systems , 81

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Forthcoming iii
  • Title Page v
  • Contents ix
  • Tables and Figures xi
  • Preface xiii
  • Acronyms xv
  • Introduction 1
  • One - What is Democracy? 3
  • Conclusion 23
  • Two - Processes Of Democratization 24
  • Conclusion 62
  • Three - Domestic Consequences Of Democracy: Growth and Welfare? 64
  • Conclusion 92
  • Four - International Consequences Of Democracy: Peace and Cooperation? 93
  • Conclusion 119
  • Five - The Future of Democracy And Democratization 121
  • Conclusion 134
  • Discussion Questions 137
  • Notes 139
  • Suggested Readings 155
  • Glossary 159
  • About the Book And Author 163
  • Index 165
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