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Diffusion of Democracy : the Past and Future of Global Democracy

Author: Barbara Wejnert
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Of diffusion and development frameworksImplications of the conceptual frameworks for future research on democratization; The theoretical threshold model of democracy adoption; Differences between countries; Modulatory variables; Predictive perspective on the threshold model of the rate of democracy adoption; An illustration of a threshold model of the adoption of democracy: the case of Eastern Europe; Contribution
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Wejnert, Barbara.
Diffusion of Democracy : The Past and Future of Global Democracy.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, ©2013
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Wejnert
ISBN: 9781107724082 1107724082 9781107728691 110772869X 9781107110984 110711098X 9781107047112 1107047110
OCLC Number: 892431636
Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 351 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title; Copyright; Contents; Figures; Tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; 1 Understanding democracy once more; In place of an introduction; The worldwide growth of democracy; Democracy: definitions and concepts; Causes of democracy ́s development; Democratic history is marching on: historical overview of the trajectory and rate of worldwide democratization; Database and measurements; Index of democracy; Democratization of the world; Cross-regional democratization; 2 Factors contributing to democratization; An overview. Competing conceptual frameworks explaining the development of democracyModernization framework; Critique of the modernization framework: why economic growth and modernization does not always lead to development of democracy; World system and dependency framework; Critique of the world-system framework: why the world-positioning of countries does not affect development of democracy; The class conflict framework and its critics; Summary of theoretical frameworks; Frameworks focusing on diffusion factors; Communication modes; Barriers to communication; Communication channels. Hegemonic impositionCountries' connectedness/openness; Media effects; Framework of regional characteristics; Regional spatial density and proximity; Structural equivalence; Regional waves; Framework of worldwide historical events; Global uniformity framework; Cultural McDonaldization; Institutionalization; Environmental context framework; Geographical settings; Global political positioning; Frameworks focusing on development factors; Familiarity with democracy; Status characteristics; Socioeconomic characteristics; Societal culture; Political conditions. Communication channels: countries' openness towards democracyCountries' familiarity with the democratic system; Regional networks: countries' connectedness; Indicators of countries' development; Liberalization of communist regimes; Countries' economic conditions; Research results; Summary and concluding comments on democracy adoption; An illustration of personal ties, networks, and institutional links in building democracy in Eastern Europe: studies of dissident movements; Research on anti-communist dissident activity in Eastern Central Europe; Research results.
Responsibility: Barbara Wejnert.

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