Democracy S Fourth Wave

Author: Philip N. Howard
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199323658
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Did digital media really "cause" the Arab Spring, or is it an important factor of the story behind what might become democracy's fourth wave? An unlikely network of citizens used digital media to start a cascade of social protest that ultimately toppled four of the world's most entrenched dictators. Howard and Hussain find that the complex causal recipe includes several economic, political and cultural factors, but that digital media is consistently one of the most important sufficient and necessary conditions for explaining both the fragility of regimes and the success of social movements. This book looks at not only the unexpected evolution of events during the Arab Spring, but the deeper history of creative digital activism throughout the region.

Scandal And Democracy

Author: Mary E. McCoy
Editor: Southeast Asia Program Publications
ISBN: 150173105X
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Successful transitions to enduring democracy are both difficult and rare. In Scandal and Democracy, Mary E. McCoy explores how newly democratizing nations can avoid reverting to authoritarian solutions in response to the daunting problems brought about by sudden change. The troubled transitions that have derailed democratization in nations worldwide make this problem a major concern for scholars and citizens alike. This study of Indonesia's transition from authoritarian rule sheds light on the fragility not just of democratic transitions but of democracy itself and finds that democratization's durability depends, to a surprising extent, on the role of the media, particularly its airing of political scandal and intraelite conflict. More broadly, Scandal and Democracy examines how the media's use of new freedoms can help ward off a slide into pseudodemocracy or a return to authoritarian rule. As Indonesia marks the twentieth anniversary of its democratic revolution of 1998, it remains among the world's most resilient new democracies and one of the few successful democratic transitions in the Muslim world. McCoy explains the media's central role in this change and corroborates that finding with comparative cases from Mexico, Tunisia, and South Korea, offering counterintuitive insights that help make sense of the success and failure of recent transitions to democracy.

Digital Keywords

Author: Benjamin Peters
Editor: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691167346
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In the age of search, keywords increasingly organize research, teaching, and even thought itself. Inspired by Raymond Williams's 1976 classic Keywords, the timely collection Digital Keywords gathers pointed, provocative short essays on more than two dozen keywords by leading and rising digital media scholars from the areas of anthropology, digital humanities, history, political science, philosophy, religious studies, rhetoric, science and technology studies, and sociology. Digital Keywords examines and critiques the rich lexicon animating the emerging field of digital studies. This collection broadens our understanding of how we talk about the modern world, particularly of the vocabulary at work in information technologies. Contributors scrutinize each keyword independently: for example, the recent pairing of digital and analog is separated, while classic terms such as community, culture, event, memory, and democracy are treated in light of their historical and intellectual importance. Metaphors of the cloud in cloud computing and the mirror in data mirroring combine with recent and radical uses of terms such as information, sharing, gaming, algorithm, and internet to reveal previously hidden insights into contemporary life. Bookended by a critical introduction and a list of over two hundred other digital keywords, these essays provide concise, compelling arguments about our current mediated condition. Digital Keywords delves into what language does in today's information revolution and why it matters.

Taiwan Journal Of Democracy

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Developing Democracy

Author: Larry Diamond
Editor: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801861567
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The book concludes with a hopeful view of the prospects for a fourth wave of global democratization.

Multi Party Democracies In South Asia

Author: M. D. Dharamdasani
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With The Restoration Of Multi-Party Democracies In Nepal, Bangladesh And Pakistan (Pakistan Has Recently Returned To Military Rule) And India And Sri Lanka Being The Democracies Of Long Standing; South Asia Has Now Emerged As A Region Having An Extraordinary Democratic Environment.The Present Volume Consists Of The Papers Written By Eminent Scholars As Professor Anirudha Gupta, Professor S.K. Jha And Dr. B.C. Utreti On The Various Facets In General And India And Nepal In Particular. The Volume Will Be Of Great Use For Those Scholars Who Are Interested In The Theoretical And Operational Aspects Of Democracy In South Axis.

Democracy

Author: John Arthur
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The book offers judiciously edited articles that explore historical and contemporary perspectives on the theory of democracy and its application to the workplace, constitutionalism, legal obligation, capitalism, and feminism.

Participatory Democracy

Author: Terrence E. Cook
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Journal Of African Elections

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Toward Democracy A Journey

Author: Robert Alan Dahl
Editor: University of California Inst of
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Anchoring Third Wave Democracies

Author: Catharin E. Dalpino
Editor: Study of Diplomacy Edmund A. Georgetown University
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Democracy

Author: Roland Axtmann
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Introduces and explores the varieties of democratic imaginations and visions, past and present

Making Democracy Meaningful

Author: A. E. Priyono
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The Burden Of Democracy

Author: Frederik van Zyl Slabbert
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Democracy From The Outside In

Author: Daniel Silander
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Studies postcommunist Europe and the role of the EU in promoting democracy in that geographic area with an emphasis on Slovakia, Belarus, and the FRY (Serbia and Montenegro) from 1993 to 2003.

Dams Democracy And Development

Author: Sanjeev Khagram
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The Diversity Of Democracy

Author: Colin Crouch
Editor: Edward Elgar Publishing
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"Paying tribute to the work of Philippe Schmitter, which bridges the themes discussed in the book and which has provided inspiration to an entire generation of social scientists, The Diversity of Democracy will be invaluable to academics, students and researchers with an interest in political science, democratic theory, European integration and the study of democratic transitions as well as Latin America and Eastern European studies."--Jacket.

Regimes And Democracy In Latin America

Author: Gerardo Luis Munck
Editor: Oxford University Press on Demand
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