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Celebrating International Day of Democracy, September 15 . . .

FEATURED BOOKS

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 >

Evaluating Democracy Assistance

Krishna Kumar

With the international community providing billions of dollars each year to promote democratic institutions/cultures in transitional and developing countries, rigorous evaluations have become essential for determining the effectiveness, as well as the future direction, of democracy assistance programs. Krishna Kumar provides a unique, practical guide to the on-the-ground tasks of evaluating and    More >

Evaluating Democracy Assistance
Growing Up Democratic: Does It Make a Difference?

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 >

Polity: Demystifying Democracy in Latin America and Beyond

Joe Foweraker

Amidst the many lamentations about the problems of democracy, Joe Foweraker turns his attention to specific questions: Is democracy incompatible with stark social inequalities? Why are so many democratic governments deemed unaccountable and beset by populist pressures? Perhaps most fundamentally, why does democratic theory have no answers to these questions? Foweraker argues that finding    More >

Polity: Demystifying Democracy in Latin America and Beyond
When Democracies Choose War: Politics, Public Opinion, and the Marketplace of Ideas

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 >

 

NEWS AND NOTES

Congratulations to Dr. Sobukwe Odinga, the winner of this year’s LRP/African Politics Conference Group Best Dissertation Award! His work Looking for Leverage: Hard Bargaining and US-African Security Partnerships, is an exemplary dissertation that lives at the intersection of international relations theory and African politics. As more and more evidence of the U.S.'s investment in military operations on the continent emerges and is made public, Odinga’s work will hopefully emerge as one of the best and most important contributions to a revitalized and re-centered study of African international relations in the coming years.
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