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Stepan, Alfred C.

Overview
Works: 71 works in 320 publications in 2 languages and 10,339 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies 
Roles: Editor, Other, Honoree, Originator
Classifications: JC423, 322.50981
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Most widely held works by Alfred C Stepan
The Breakdown of democratic regimes by Juan J Linz ( Book )
45 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The military in politics; changing patterns in Brazil by Alfred C Stepan ( Book )
20 editions published between 1971 and 1974 in English and held by 878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Authoritarian Brazil: origins, policies, and future by Alfred C Stepan ( Book )
20 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy, Islam, and secularism in Turkey by Ahmet T Kuru ( )
9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
While Turkey has grown as a world power, promoting the image of a progressive and stable nation, several choices in policy have strained its relationship with the East and the West. Providing historical, social, and religious context for this behavior, the essays in Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey examine issues relevant to Turkish debates and global concerns, from the state's position on religion to its involvement with the European Union. Written by experts in a range of disciplines, the chapters explore the toleration of diversity during the Ottoman Empire's classical period; the erosion of ethno-religious heterogeneity in modern, pre-democratic times; Kemalism and its role in modernization and nation building; the changing political strategies of the military; and the effect of possible EU membership on domestic reforms. The essays also offer a cross-Continental comparison of "multiple secularisms," as well as political parties, considering especially Turkey's Justice and Development Party in relation to Europe's Christian Democratic parties. Contributors tackle critical research questions, such as the legacy of the Ottoman Empire's ethno-religious plurality and the way in which Turkey's assertive secularism can be softened to allow greater space for religious actors. They address the military's "guardian" role in Turkey's secularism, the implications of recent constitutional amendments for democratization, and the consequences and benefits of Islamic activism's presence within a democratic system. No other collection confronts Turkey's contemporary evolution so vividly and thoroughly or offers such expert analysis of its crucial social and political systems
Democratizing Brazil : problems of transition and consolidation ( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Problems of democratic transition and consolidation : southern Europe, South America, and post-communist Europe by Juan J Linz ( Book )
16 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Linz and Stepan also illustrate how, without an effective state, there can be neither effective citizenship nor successful privatization. Further, they provide criteria and evidence for politicians and scholars alike to distinguish between democratic consolidation and pseudo-democratization, and they present conceptually driven survey data for each of the fourteen countries studied. Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation contains the first systematic comparative analysis of the process of democratic consolidation in southern Europe and the southern cone of South America, and it is the first book to ground post-Communist Europe within the literature of comparative politics and democratic theory
The state and society : Peru in comparative perspective by Alfred C Stepan ( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 1999 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rethinking military politics : Brazil and the Southern Cone by Alfred C Stepan ( Book )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
En delvis revurdering af militærets politiske rolle på basis af en analyse af udviklingen i Brasilien, med inddragelse af erfaringerne fra andre sydamerikanske lande, der som Brasilien er vendt tilbage til civilt styre. Påviser bl.a. hvordan militærets kontrollerende organer - især efterretnings- og sikkerhedsstyrker - efterhånden blev en trussel for de militære magthavere. Behandler også militærets fortsatte indflydelse på de folkevalgte organer
Americas : new interpretive essays ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
the region. Part II, New Voices/New Visions, explores the innovative and creative forces emerging in the region, including feminist movements, religious innovations, and developments in literature and the arts. Part III, American Identities in Formation, analyzes some of the varied identities of people of the region, from indigenous peoples in Mayan communities to immigrants and refugees within the Americas and in the United States
Arguing comparative politics by Alfred C Stepan ( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume brings together articles by the one of the leading scholars in comparative politics in the field of comparative politics and in particular, the topic of the nature of contemporary democracy and its prospects
Military force and American society ( Book )
7 editions published in 1973 in English and Undetermined and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crafting State-Nations : India and other multinational democracies by Alfred C Stepan ( Book )
12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political wisdom holds that the political boundaries of a state necessarily coincide with a nation's perceived cultural boundaries. This title provides the framework for the state-nation, a paradigm that addresses the need within democratic nations to accommodate distinct groups within a country while maintaining national political coherence
Rethinking religion and world affairs by Timothy Samuel Shah ( Book )
12 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In recent years, the role of religion in the study and conduct of international affairs has become increasingly important. The essays in this volume seek to question and remedy the problematic neglect of religion in extant scholarship, grappling with puzzles, issues, and questions concerning religion and world affairs in six major areas. Contributors critically revisit the "secularization thesis," which proclaimed the steady erosion of religion's public presence as an effect of modernization; explore the relationship between religion, democracy, and the juridico-political discourse of human rights; assess the role of religion in fomenting, ameliorating, and redressing violent conflict; and consider the value of religious beliefs, actors, and institutions to the delivery of humanitarian aid and the fostering of socio-economic development. Finally, the volume addresses the representation of religion in the expanding global media landscape, the unique place of religion in American foreign policy, and the dilemmas it presents. Drawing on the work of leading scholars as well as policy makers and analysts, Rethinking Religion and World Affairs is the first comprehensive and authoritative guide to the interconnections of religion and global politics."--Publisher's website
Democracy and Islam in Indonesia ( )
5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1998, Indonesia's military government collapsed, creating a crisis that many believed would derail its democratic transition. Yet the world's most populous Muslim country continues to receive high marks from democracy-ranking organizations. In this volume, political scientists, religious scholars, legal theorists, and anthropologists examine Indonesia's transition compared to Chile, Spain, India, and potentially Tunisia, and democratic failures in Yugoslavia, Egypt, and Iran. Chapters explore religion and politics and Muslims' support for democracy before change
Problems confronting contemporary democracies essays in honor of Alfred Stepan ( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracies in danger by Alfred C Stepan ( Book )
8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New governments established during the third wave of democratization in Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe, Africa, and Asia face increasing threats to stabilization and consolidation. Alfred Stepan, a major voice in democratization studies, gathers leading experts in political science and government to better understand what is going wrong and how it can be fixed. The contributors identify and analyze three key problems that endanger these democracies: ethnonational conflicts, domestic security and the role of police and military, and power sharing in presidential and semi-presidential systems. For each of these issues, essays evaluate promising new policies, advance alternatives, and suggest political reforms that could increase the success of democratic governance. Stepan's introduction reflects on why these three critical issues have been neglected or misconceptualized by practitioners and theorists alike. A conclusion by Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, offers unique insight on how to successfully manage and solve these problems. Democracies in Danger is the product of informed and productive dialogue between former prime ministers and presidents of new democracies and leading democratization scholars. It will be essential in setting research agendas and policy discussions for a broad range of scholars and practitioners
Boundaries of toleration ( Book )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Politics, society, and democracy ( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin American institutional development: changing military perspectives in Peru and Brazil by Luigi R Einaudi ( Book )
6 editions published between 1971 and 1980 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy and diversity : India and the American experience ( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Stepan, Al. 1936-
Stepan Alfred
Stepan, Alfred 1936-
Stepan, Alfred C.
ステパン, A
ステパン, アルフレッド・C
Languages
English (217)
Italian (1)
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