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Democracy's Victory and Crisis


Axel Hadenius, Fritz Stern, Robert D. Putnam, Atul Kohli, Claus Offe, Lahouari Addi, Jon Elster, Arend Lijphart, Adam Przeworski, Fernando Limongi, Surjit S. Bhalla, Göran Hydén, Jagdish Bhagwati, Claude Ake, Philippe C. Schmitter, Larry Diamond, Joel D. Barkan, Juan J. Linz
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  • Date Published: August 1997
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521573115


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  • The contributors to this volume address questions central to the development and survival of democratic rule. Brought together under the auspices of a Nobel Symposium on democracy, leading experts in the field examine historical experiences, social and cultural problems, economic development, constitutional issues, the impact of globalization, and the prospects for promoting democratic government. The coverage of the book is global, and the approach is multidisciplinary, providing a unique perpective from leading historians, political scientists, economists and sociologists.

    • Collection of essays covering the fundamental questions regarding the prospects for democracy
    • Global coverage, and multidisciplinary approach - political scientists, historians, economists, sociologists
    • Contributors include some of the biggest names in the field: Elster, Linz, Przeworski, Lijphart, Bhagwati, Schmitter
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    "Together, these fine articles would reward any student interested in democratization and social change." Robert K. Schaeffer, Contemporary Sociology

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    • Date Published: August 1997
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521573115
    • length: 442 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.76kg
    • contains: 2 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Victory and crisis: introduction Axel Hadenius
    Part I. Historical Perspectives:
    2. The new democracies in crisis in interwar Europe Fritz Stern
    Part II. Cultural Aspects:
    3. Bowling alone: democracy in America at the end of the twentieth century Robert D. Putnam
    4. On sources of social and political conflicts in follower democracies Atul Kohli
    5. Micro-aspects of democractic theory: what makes for the deliberative competence of citizens Claus Offe
    6. Political Islam and democracy: the case of Algeria Lahouari Addi
    Part III. Constitutional Questions:
    7. Ways of constitution-making Jon Elster
    8. Back to basics: who really practices majority rule? Arend Lijphart
    Part IV. Democracy and Development:
    9. Democracy and development Adam Przeworski and Fernando Limongi
    10. Freedom and economic growth: a virtuous cycle? Surjit S. Bhalla
    11. Democratization and administration Göran Hydén
    Part V. Democracy and Globalization:
    12. Globalization sovereignty and democracy Jagdish Bhagwati
    13. Dangerous liaisons: the interface of globalization and democracy Claude Ake
    14. Exploring the problematic triumph of liberal democracy and concluding with a modest proposal for improving its international impact Philippe C. Schmitter
    Part IV. Promoting Democracy:
    15. Promoting democracy in the 1990s: actors instruments and issues Larry Diamond
    16. Can established democracies nurture democracy abroad? Lessons from Africa Joel D. Barkan
    17. Some thoughts on the victory and future of democracy Juan J. Linz.

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    Axel Hadenius, Uppsala Universitet, Sweden


    Axel Hadenius, Fritz Stern, Robert D. Putnam, Atul Kohli, Claus Offe, Lahouari Addi, Jon Elster, Arend Lijphart, Adam Przeworski, Fernando Limongi, Surjit S. Bhalla, Göran Hydén, Jagdish Bhagwati, Claude Ake, Philippe C. Schmitter, Larry Diamond, Joel D. Barkan, Juan J. Linz

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