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The Democratic Challenge

Rethinking Democracy and Democratization

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18 May 2009

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This text provides a critical but systematic overview of democratic theory and practice in the contemporary world. The authors show that recent developments are more complex than admitted by proponents of the idea of a...

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This text provides a critical but systematic overview of democratic theory and practice in the contemporary world. The authors show that recent developments are more complex than admitted by proponents of the idea of a democratic world with, what they call, de-democratization of various forms running in parallel with democratization.

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A critical but systematic overview of contemporary democratic theory and practice
Covers democracy from its Greek origins to its contemporary forms
Examines challenges to democracy posed by deregulated markets and the 'war on terrorism'

Democracy as an Idea and as a Process
Formal and Substantive Democracy
Myths and Misconceptions About Democracy
Popular Sovereignty, Citizenship, and the Limits of Liberal Democracy
Democracy and Insecurity
Poverty, Inequity and Democracy
Global Regimes, Governability and Democratization
Democracy, Authoritarianism and De-Democratization
Conclusion: The Crisis of Democracy Revisited.

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JORGE NEF is Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies and Professor of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida, USA.
BERND REITER is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of South Florida, USA.

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JORGE NEF is Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies and Professor of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida, USA.
BERND REITER is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of South Florida, USA.

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