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Diamond, Larry Jay

Works: 186 works in 698 publications in 7 languages and 22,510 library holdings
Genres: History  Military history  Cross-cultural studies  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Singer, ed, Compiler
Classifications: DS79.76, 321.8
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Most widely held works about Larry Jay Diamond
Most widely held works by Larry Jay Diamond
Squandered victory : the American occupation and the bungled effort to bring democracy to Iraq by Larry Jay Diamond( Book )
15 editions published between 2005 and 2013 in English and Arabic and held by 1,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Offers a critique of American efforts to bring democracy to Iraq, explaining how terrorism and insurgents, as well as missed opportunities, ideological blindness, and miscalculations have hampered the process
No end in sight by Charles Scott, Campbell Ferguson( Visual )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Insiders' observations of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and the subsequent occupation, featuring commentary from high-ranking officials, Iraqi civilians, American soldiers and prominent analysts. Examines the U.S. policy decisions surrounding the invasion and their consequences in Iraq, including such issues as low U.S. troop levels, the uncontrolled looting of Baghdad, the purging of professionals from the Iraqi government, the disbanding of the national military, and the subsequent surge of civil and political chaos
New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan by Larry Jay Diamond( )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,055 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Challenges for Maturing Democracies in Korea and Taiwan takes a creative and comparative view of the new challenges and dynamics confronting these maturing democracies. Numerous works deal with political change in the two societies individually, but few adopt a comparative approach-and most focus mainly on the emergence of democracy or the politics of the democratization processes. This book, utilizing a broad, interdisciplinary approach, pays careful attention to post-democratization phenomena and the key issues that arise in maturing democracies. What emerges
Politics in developing countries : comparing experiences with democracy ( Book )
16 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 1,042 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy in developing countries by Larry Jay Diamond( Book )
35 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in 3 languages and held by 935 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
7. Uganda: The dual polity of the plural society by Omari H. Kokole and Ali
The spirit of democracy : the struggle to build free societies throughout the world by Larry Jay Diamond( Book )
12 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and Chinese and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1974, nearly three-quarters of all countries were dictatorships; today, more than half are democracies. Yet recent efforts to promote democracy have stumbled, and many democratic governments are faltering. Here, social scientist Diamond examines how and why democracy progresses. He demonstrates that the desire for democracy runs deep, even in very poor countries, and that seemingly entrenched regimes like Iran and China could become democracies within a generation. He also dissects the causes of the "democratic recession" in critical states, including the crime-infested oligarchy in Russia and the strong-armed populism of Venezuela. Diamond cautions that arrogance and inconsistency have undermined America's aspirations to promote democracy. To spur a renewed democratic boom, he urges vigorous support of good governance--the rule of law, security, protection of individual rights, and shared economic prosperity--and free civic organizations. Only then will the spirit of democracy be secured.--From publisher description
Hope is not a plan the war in Iraq from inside the Green Zone ( )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The global resurgence of democracy by Larry Jay Diamond( Book )
23 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 691 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
Political parties and democracy ( )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Political culture and democracy in developing countries by Political culture and democracy in developing countries( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democratization in Africa by Larry Jay Diamond( Book )
14 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 635 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
Islam and democracy in the Middle East ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 604 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 ( )
9 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Latin America's struggle for democracy ( Book )
6 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Developing democracy : toward consolidation by Larry Jay Diamond( Book )
12 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nationalism, ethnic conflict, and democracy ( Book )
10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 510 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Democracy in developing countries ( Book )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text reflects improvements in democratic trends and the erosion of democratic advances in different countries. It regards political actors and institutions, and is concerned about the impact on democratic consolidation of economic constraints, weak states, judicial inefficacy and inequality
Consolidating the third wave democracies ( Book )
20 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Consolidating the third wave democracies/ edited by Larry Diamond...[et al.]
Capitalism, socialism, and democracy revisited by Larry Jay Diamond( Book )
10 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in 3 languages and held by 416 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
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Alternative Names
Daymūnd, Lārī 1951-
Diamond, Larry.
Diamond, Larry 1951-
Diamond, Larry J.
Diamond, Larry J. 1951-
Diamond, Larry Jay 1951-
لاري جاي دايموند، 1951-
لاري دايموند، 1951-
ダイアモンド, L
English (226)
Spanish (4)
Turkish (2)
German (1)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
Arabic (1)