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Democracy in Crisis: Why, Where, How to Respond

Democracy in Crisis: Why, Where, How to Respond

Roland Rich

Democracy is in crisis. After the hope engendered by the Third Wave, democracies around the world are beleaguered with threats from multiple sources. What are these threats? Where did they come from? And how can the challenges to democratic governance best be overcome? Grappling with these questions, Roland Rich interprets the danger signs that abound in the United States and Europe, in Asia    More >

When Democracies Choose War: Politics, Public Opinion, and the Marketplace of Ideas

Andrew Z. Katz

What is going on domestically when democracies choose war? Why do some wars of choice generate political opposition while others don't? Is there an internal mechanism that constrains the behavior of democracies when it comes to war? To answer these questions, Andrew Katz explores the relationship between public support for wars of choice and democratic norms in the marketplace of    More >

When Democracies Choose War: Politics, Public Opinion, and the Marketplace of Ideas
To Build a Free China: A Citizen’s Journey

To Build a Free China: A Citizen’s Journey

Xu Zhiyong, translated by Joshua Rosenzweig and Yaxue Cao, with an Introduction by Andrew Nathan

The story of China's rights movement—a struggle for basic human rights and democracy that, despite harsh repression, has endured for more than a decade—unfolds in Xu Zhiyong's compelling personal memoir. In recognition of his work as an activist, lawyer, and founder of the New Citizen Movement, Dr. Xu was named one of Asia Weekly's People of the Year in 2005 and one of    More >

Growing Up Democratic: Does It Make a Difference?

David Denemark, Robert Mattes, and Richard G. Niemi, editors

What explains differing levels of support for democracy in postauthoritarian countries? Do young people value democracy simply because they have grown up with it? Or do older generations, having experienced the alternative, value democracy more highly? Does the socialization of new generations into the norms of democratic citizenship herald the normalization of democratic governance? Or have    More >

Growing Up Democratic: Does It Make a Difference?
Democracy and Its Discontents in Latin America

Democracy and Its Discontents in Latin America

Joe Foweraker and Dolores Trevizo, editors

Why is there so much discontent with democracy across Latin America? Are regimes being judged by unrealistic standards of success—or is there legitimate cause for criticism in light of  widespread failures to deliver either transparency or effective public policies? Addressing these questions across a variety of dimensions, the authors explore the diverse ways in which the specific    More >

Democratization in Hong Kong—and China?

Lynn T. White III

Hong Kong and its relationship with China make for a uniquely intriguing study in democratization. What has hindered or caused greater popular sovereignty in Hong Kong? Over what time period and under what conditions could further democratization occur? Addressing these questions through the lens of comparative democratization theories, Lynn White explores Hong Kong’s complicated    More >

Democratization in Hong Kong—and China?
 

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