Democracy and Democratization : Processes and Prospects in a Changing World Second Edition

By: Georg Sorensen

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What is democracy? What are the pitfalls and the positive potentials in the growing trend toward democratization?This book examines the prospects for democracy in the world today and frames the central dilemma confronting all states touched by the process of democratization. Georg Sorensen clarifies the concept of democracy, shows its application in different contexts, and questions whether democratic advancement will continue--and if so, at what price. The consequences of democracy for economic development, human rights, and peaceful relations among countries are illuminated in both their positive and negative aspects.Following the success of the first edition of "Democracy and Democratization, " Sorensen has updated the book with a new section on the prospects of democracy as we approach the millennium, an extended discussion of the economic performance of recently democratized countries, and an evaluation of the possibilities for further democratic consolidation. The second edition features a wealth of new case studies, examples, and anecdotes to illustrate historical as well as contemporary instances of democratic transition.Democracy, as Sorensen convincingly portrays it, is a value in itself as well as a potential promoter of peace, prosperity, and human well-being. But democracy is not inevitable, and actions at every level--from the individual to the international--are necessary to ensure that frail or "frozen" democracies do not founder and that established democracies flourish.

Title: Democracy and Democratization : Processes and Prospects in a Changing World Second Edition

Author Name: Georg Sorensen

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Edition: 2

Publisher: Scarborough, ON, Canada, HarperCollins Publishers Canada, Limited: 1998

ISBN Number: 081339984X

ISBN Number 13: 9780813399843

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition: Good

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Description: Good condition. Has writing/highlighting. Democracy and Democratization : Processes and Prospects in a Changing World Second Edition By Georg Sorensen Product Description This book evaluates the current prospects for democracy in the world, clarifying the concept of democracy, and questioning whether democratic advancement will continue. Product Details Paperback: 188 pages Publisher: Westview Press; 2 Sub edition (January 8, 1998) Language: English ISBN-10: 081339984X ISBN-13: 9780813399843 Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 0.5 inches

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