Post Tagged with: "democratisation"

A Critical Analysis of the Relationship between Democracy and Corruption

A Critical Analysis of the Relationship between Democracy and Corruption

There is evidence to support the claim that democracy can reduce corruption. Once democracy is consolidated, there is reason to believe that corruption can be reduced.

Review – The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion

Review – The Comparative International Politics of Democracy Promotion

In focusing on the objectives of democracy promoters, this edited collection provides a fertile ground for understanding the process of democratization.

Democratisation and Development in Tanzania: Complimentary or Contradictory Forces?

Democratisation and Development in Tanzania: Complimentary or Contradictory Forces?

Democratisation has a relatively weak track record. The Tanzanian case shows that even bottom-up development struggles against internal conflicts and interests.

Review – American Democracy Promotion in the Changing Middle East

Review – American Democracy Promotion in the Changing Middle East

This important book examines whether US democracy promotion has been sincere, or whether it was simply one of a range of policy options for promoting US material and strategic interests.

Reconstructing Arab States: Do Fractured Politics Require the Tools of Transitional Justice?

Reconstructing Arab States: Do Fractured Politics Require the Tools of Transitional Justice?

The way to clear a path towards true revolutions in the Arab world that reconstitute public spheres in more open and pluralistic ways begins with coming to terms with the past.

Five Reasons There Will Be No African Spring

Five Reasons There Will Be No African Spring

There is little reason to expect that African societies will mobilize to overthrow their corrupt governments anytime soon. At least five reasons conspire against any popular African revolutions.

A Weak State with a ‘Strong State’ Tradition: The Case of Turkey

A Weak State with a ‘Strong State’ Tradition: The Case of Turkey

Turkey is more democratic and more liberal than in past decades. But a state stuck between the mosque and the barrack cannot be called a strong state.

An Election Short on Hope:  Mexico 2012

An Election Short on Hope: Mexico 2012

Mexico’s recent Presidential election returned the PRI back to power twelve years after the party was ousted. Numerous problems continue to plague the country. This election won’t change that.

Civil Society and the Zimbabwean Crisis

Civil Society and the Zimbabwean Crisis

Underlying the debates about civil society, democratic change and agrarian transformation in Zimbabwe has been a deathly silence on whether civil society in fact exists in post-2000 Zimbabwe.

Review – Democracy Promotion and Conflict-based Reconstruction

Review – Democracy Promotion and Conflict-based Reconstruction

Matthew A. Hill’s survey of America’s democratisation missions takes the reader on a journey through the horrors of post-conflict states, the cut-and-thrust of policy debate and the ever evolving idea of democracy. It will prove a valuable resource to any student or researcher seeking an understanding of the current situations in Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq.

China’s New Authoritarianism

China’s New Authoritarianism

China’s inability or refusal to democratize has been a constant source of political consternation for the West. Yet, China is becoming a democracy of sorts, albeit laced with an authoritarian edge.

Review – A Second Look at Huntington’s Third Wave Thesis

Review – A Second Look at Huntington’s Third Wave Thesis

It is worth taking a second look at Huntington’s thesis considering the controversial democratisation attempts pursued by the US in the early years of the 21st Century.

Diplomacy and Russia’s de-democratisation

Diplomacy and Russia’s de-democratisation

Russia is no democracy, nor will it become one anytime soon. The concern of most is now how to deal with the external power projection of an apparently consolidated authoritarian state. So the pertinent question for outsiders is not now ‘what kind of state is Russia’, but ‘how do we deal with Russian foreign policy?’

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