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Costopoulos, Philip J.

Works: 5 works in 20 publications in 2 languages and 726 library holdings
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Philip J Costopoulos
Our peculiar security : the written Constitution and limited government( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World religions and democracy( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 285 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."--Jacket
Debates on democratization( Book )

9 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Journal of Democracy has been a leading voice ... between scholars and practitioners about government by consent and its place in the contemporary world. Democracy means ... robust debates. Over the years, the pages of the Journal have certainly seen their share of lively, illuminating scholarly disagreements. As a service to students and teachers who wish to deepen their understanding of questions and controversies that surround contemporary democratization, the Journal has now brought together a series of exchanges on the topic. Debates on Democratization explores issues of democratic consolidation, the reality of the transition paradigm, the advisability of attempting to "sequence" elections and other liberal-democratic reforms, the nature and prospects of the "color revolutions" in the former Eastern Bloc, and relative merits of presidentialism and its alternatives from point of view of democratic governance and stability. This book filled with insightful, thought-provoking arguments by leading thinkers in the field. Graduate and undergraduate students will find it a useful guide to key issues facing emerging democracies--Publisher's description
Les Religions du monde et la démocratie World Religions and Democracy( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Jefferson, Adams, and the Natural Aristocracy by Philip J Costopoulos( )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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World religions and democracy
English (19)

French (1)

Debates on democratization