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Plattner, Marc F. 1945-

Works: 56 works in 248 publications in 7 languages and 9,678 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler
Classifications: JC421, 321.8
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Most widely held works by Marc F Plattner
The global resurgence of democracy by Larry Jay Diamond( Book )
19 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This edition covers a wide range of conceptual, historical, institutional, and policy issues. Topics addressed include the question of civil society, and the problems confronting democratic governments and movements in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the post-communist countries
Globalization, power, and democracy by Marc F Plattner( Book )
12 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Though the year 2000 marks the turn of the century and of the millennium, the great turn in the realm of international politics occurred a decade earlier, with the Revolutions of 1989-91. The breakup of the Soviet Union's external empire in Eastern Europe, soon followed by the demise of the USSR itself, destroyed the bipolar structure that had characterized world politics for almost half a century. But while the dramatic collapse of communism left no room for doubt that the era of the Cold War had come to an end, there was very little agreement about the nature of the new international order being born. This book explores the emerging post-Cold War international system and its implications for the future expansion and consolidation of democracy. Bringing together both experts on international relations and scholars of democracy from Europe, North America, and Asia, it examines the link between these two subjects in a way that is rarely done. While a large literature has emerged in recent yearson the effects of democracy on international relations (the debate over what is often called the theory of "democratic peace"), the authors of the present volume instead examine the other side of this relationship--the impact of the international system on the prospects for democracy.Contributors: Zbigniew Brzezinski, Center for Strategic and International Studies Robert Cooper, Defence and Overseas Secretariat in the Cabinet Office, London Jean-Marie Guihenno, Institut des Hautes Etudes de Difense Nationale, Paris Samuel P. Huntington, Harvard University Robert Kagan, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Ethan B. Kapstein, University of Minnesota Kyung Won Kim, Institute of Social Sciences Jacques Rupnik, Fondation Nationale des Sciences Politiques, Paris Dimitri Landa, University of Minnesota Adam Daniel Rotfeld, Stockholm International Peace
Democratization in Africa by Larry Jay Diamond( Book )
11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 624 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Africa presents a mixed picture. A number of African countries have been convulsed by high-profile crises, while others have continued making progress on difficult path toward democratic stability. Democratization in Africa: Progress and Retreat brings into focus complex landscape of African politics by pairing broad analytical surveys with country-specific case studies, most previously published in the Journal of Democracy and all written by prominent Africanists with deep knowledge of the continent and their subject countries. Thematic chapters address major forces working for and against African democracy: phenomenon of "frontier Africa"; presidentialism; rise of independent legislatures; rule of law versus the "big man"; the institutionalization of political power; decline of military coups; paradox of growth without prosperity; and roles of formal and informal institutions. Countries examined include Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This is an essential primer for students of African politics and those interested in future of democracy--Publisher's description
Rousseau's state of nature : an interpretation of the Discourse on inequality by Marc F Plattner( Book )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Islam and democracy in the Middle East ( Book )
8 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 597 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Turkey's experience highlights the critical role of political Islam as a force for change. While acknowledging the enduring attraction of radical Islam throughout the Arab world, the concluding chapters carefully assess the recent efforts of Muslim civil society activists and intellectuals to promote a liberal Islamic alternative. Their struggles to affirm the compatibility of Islam and pluralistic democracy face daunting challenges, not least of which is the persistent efforts of many Arab rulers to limit the influence of all advocates of democracy, secular or religious
The global divergence of democracies ( )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin America's struggle for democracy ( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nationalism, ethnic conflict, and democracy ( Book )
8 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Capitalism, socialism, and democracy revisited by Larry Jay Diamond( Book )
9 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The state of India's democracy ( Book )
8 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The newest volume in the acclaimed Journal of Democracy series examines the state of India's democracy. As India marks its sixtieth year of independence, it has become an ever more important object of study for scholars of comparative democracy. It has long stood out as a remarkable exception to theories holding that low levels of economic development and high levels of social diversity pose formidable obstacles to the successful establishment and maintenance of democratic government. In recent decades, India has proven itself capable not only of preserving democracy, but of deepening and broadening it by moving to a more inclusive brand of politics. Political participation has widened, electoral alternation has intensified, and civil society has pressed more vigorously for institutional reforms and greater government accountability. Yet political scientists still have not devoted to this country, which contains more than one-sixth of the world's population, the kind of attention that its significance warrants. The essays in The State of India's Democracy focus on India's economy, society, and politics, providing illuminating insights into the past accomplishments of Indian democracy as well as the continuing challenges that it faces
The self-restraining state : power and accountability in new democracies ( Book )
9 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Analisa os problemas atuais da democracia, tais como violação de direitos humanos, corrupção, clientelismo, abuso de poder e a necessidade da criação de mecanismos de controle do estado, uma vez que so os cidadaos não são capazes de exercer este controle
Human rights in our time : essays in memory of Victor Baras ( Book )
6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy in East Asia ( Book )
6 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 338 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Civil-military relations and democracy ( Book )
12 editions published between 1996 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 336 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
How will civil-military relations affect efforts to consolidate new democracies in developing and postcommunist countries? How should democratic governments go about establishing civilian control of the armed forces? This volume brings together ten distinguished authorities from around the world to examine these questions as they relate to Latin America, Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union
Electoral systems and democracy ( Book )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The newest volume in the acclaimed Journal of Democracy series addresses electoral systems and democracy. As the number of democracies has increased around the world, a heated debate has emerged among experts about which system best promotes the consolidation of democracy. Is proportional representation, a majoritarian system, a mixture of the two, or some other system the best for new democracies? This book compares the experiences of diverse countries, from Latin America to southern Africa, from Uruguay, Japan, and Taiwan to Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq
Economic reform and democracy ( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
World religions and democracy ( Book )
5 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Can religion be compatible with liberal democracy? World Religions and Democracy brings together insights from renowned scholars and world leaders in a timely discussion of religions' role in the success or failure of democracy. An essay by Alfred Stepan outlines the concept of "twin tolerations" and differentiation, and creates a template that can be applied to all of the religion-democracy relationships observed and analyzed throughout the volume. "Twin tolerations" means that there is a clear distinction and a mutual respect between political authorities and religious leaders and bodies. When true differentiation is accomplished, the religious sector enjoys freedom of activity and the ability to peacefully influence its members but does not wield direct political power. A country's ability to implement the principle of differentiation directly affects the successful development of democracy."--BOOK JACKET
Democracy without borders? : global challenges to liberal democracy by Marc F Plattner( Book )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liberation technology : social media and the struggle for democracy ( Book )
4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Liberation Technology will prove an essential resource for all students seeking to understand the intersection of information and communications technology and the global struggle for democracy
Poverty, inequality, and democracy by Francis Fukuyama( Book )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rise of populism in new democracies, especially in Latin America, has brought renewed urgency to the question of how liberal democracy deals with issues of poverty and inequality. Citizens who feel that democracy failed to improve their economic condition are often vulnerable to the appeal of political leaders with authoritarian tendencies. To counteract this trend, liberal democracies must establish policies that will reduce socioeconomic disparities without violating liberal principles, interfering with economic growth, or ignoring the consensus of the people. "Poverty, Inequality, and Democracy" addresses the complicated philosophical and moral issues surrounding the distribution of economic goods in free societies as well as the empirical relationships between democratization and trends in poverty and inequality. This volume also discusses the variety of welfare-state policies that have been adopted in different regions of the world
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Alternative Names
Plattner, Marc 1945-
Plattner, Mark 1945-
Платтнер, Марк 1945-
プラットナー, M. F
English (154)
Spanish (4)
Japanese (2)
Turkish (2)
French (1)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)