Comparative Politics: Principles of Democracy and Democratization
May 2011, ©2011, Wiley-Blackwell
- Addresses the contextual conditions which promote or hinder democratic development
- Reveals that democracy may not be the best institutional arrangement given a country's unique set of historical, economic, social, cultural and international circumstances
- Applies theories and principles relating to the promotion of the development of democracy to the contemporary case studies
2 Democracy and Democratization in Historical Perspective.
3 Economics and Political Development.
4 Political Culture and Ethnopolitics.
5 Social Structure and Politics.
6 Democratization and the Global Environment.
7 Electoral Systems.
8 Legislatures and Executives.
9 Comparative Judicial Politics and the Territorial Arrangement of the Political System.
10 Conclusion: Principles in Application.
—Kerstin Hamann, University of Central Florida
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