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US Democracy Promotion: Critical Questions

Steve Smith

in American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240975
eISBN:
9780191598999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240973.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Questions the assumptions underlying US democracy promotion policies, namely, that democracy is a self‐evident and uncontentious concept and that the US‐style democracy is applicable across different ... More


Belarus and Ukraine: Democracy Building in a Grey Security Zone

Taras Kuzio

in Democratic Consolidation in Eastern Europe Volume 2: International and Transnational Factors

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199244096
eISBN:
9780191600371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019924409X.003.0018
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Compares different paths of democratic consolidation in Belarus and Ukraine since the disintegration of the USSR. The author argues that Ukraine has evolved beyond ‘Electoral Democracy’ towards ‘ ... More


American Power, Neo‐liberal Economic Globalization, and Low‐Intensity Democracy: An Unstable Trinity

Barry K. Gills

in American Democracy Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199240975
eISBN:
9780191598999
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199240973.003.0016
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Argues that the US promotes a ‘low‐intensity democracy’, i.e. a formal electoral democracy that is not conducive to real economic progress for the majority, and is designed to facilitate the ... More


 Evangelicals and the Democratization of South Korea Since 1987

Young‐gi Hong Rev. Dr. Joshua

in Evangelical Christianity and Democracy in Asia

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195308242
eISBN:
9780199867301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195308242.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter examines how evangelicals affected South Korean democratization. After two-and-a-half decades of military-dominated authoritarianism, Korea had a rapidly growing economy but no ... More


The One-Party South: An Analytic Framework

Devin Caughey

in The Unsolid South

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181806
eISBN:
9780691184005
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181806.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter develops a theory of electoral politics and representation in the one-party South, conceptualized as an exclusionary one-party enclave. It begins with a stylized description of the logic ... More


Political Activism and Electoral Democracy: Perspectives on Economic Inequality and Political Polarization

Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Henry E. Brady

in The Unheavenly Chorus: Unequal Political Voice and the Broken Promise of American Democracy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154848
eISBN:
9781400841912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154848.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This chapter uses evidence about political activity to shed light on two puzzles. First, the chapter considers why, in a two-party system with equal voting, contrary to the logic of the median voter ... More


Is Democracy the Least Bad Political System?

Daniel A. Bell

in The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173047
eISBN:
9781400865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173047.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines whether democratic elections lead to good consequences, and more specifically whether democracy is the least bad political system. It considers four key flaws of electoral ... More


Electronic Media, Mass Politics, and Electoral Democracy

Maxwell A. Cameron

in Strong Constitutions: Social-Cognitive Origins of the Separation of Powers

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199987443
eISBN:
9780199346257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199987443.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Marx, Durkheim and Weber overturned classical ideas about law and politics dating from Aristotle to Montesquieu. For turn-of-the-century social theorists, the separation of powers was as an ... More


Ghana: The Limits of External Democracy Assistance

E. Gyimah-Boadi and Theo Yakah

in Democratic Trajectories in Africa: Unravelling the Impact of Foreign Aid

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199686285
eISBN:
9780191766206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686285.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Ghana’s experience since the early 1990s indicates that external aid can significantly impact a country’s democratic transition. External democracy assistance has been a crucial, positive factor in ... More


Three Models of Democratic Meritocracy

Daniel A. Bell

in The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173047
eISBN:
9781400865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173047.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter discusses three models of “democratic meritocracy,” along with their pros and cons: a model that combines democracy and meritocracy at the level of the voter; a horizontal model that ... More


Introduction

in Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842783
eISBN:
9780226842806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This book explores (and defends) the arguments of the minority that believes democracy and representation to be complementary rather than antithetical. Their arguments subvert both kinds of ... More


What’s Wrong with Political Meritocracy

Daniel A. Bell

in The China Model: Political Meritocracy and the Limits of Democracy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691173047
eISBN:
9781400865505
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691173047.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines three key problems associated with any attempt to implement political meritocracy: the problem of corruption, the problem of ossification, and the problem of legitimacy. Given ... More


Introduction

Michael Clarke

in Challenging choices: Ideology, consumerism and policy

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847423986
eISBN:
9781447301622
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847423986.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Politics, Social Movements and Social Change

This introductory chapter begins by presenting different situations where choice manifests itself. It then defines choice as an idea and a value that is presented as an unmitigated good. It argues ... More


: A Nation of Electors:: Sieye's Model of Representative Government

in Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842783
eISBN:
9780226842806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the main tenets of electoral democracy as formulated by Sieyes, the theorist and political leader who brought Rousseau's perspective into the representative context. From a ... More


Transgression, Equality, and Voice

Sheldon S. Wolin

Nicholas Xenos (ed.)

in Fugitive Democracy: And Other Essays

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780691133645
eISBN:
9781400883424
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691133645.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the question of what kind of democracy it is where equal rights are formally guaranteed but where wealth and power are no less concentrated than poverty and powerlessness. It ... More


Conclusion: Re-examining Cultural Nationalism

Jayanta Sengupta

in At the Margins: Discourses of Development, Democracy, and Regionalism in Orissa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198099154
eISBN:
9780199085224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099154.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

The concluding chapter sums up the major changes and continuities in the cultural politics of Oriya nationalism, emphasizing the disruptive and fragmenting impact of electoral democracy and divisive ... More


Defense and Ignorance: War, Secrecy, and the Possibility of Popular Sovereignty

Alexander A. Guerrero

in Sovereignty and the New Executive Authority

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190922542
eISBN:
9780190922573
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190922542.003.0016
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter has a negative thesis and a positive thesis. The negative thesis is that, at least in the arena of national security, electoral representative democracy is incompatible with popular ... More


Democracy and its Discontents: Language, Identity, and the Cultural Politics of ‘Backwardness’ in a Postcolonial World

Jayanta Sengupta

in At the Margins: Discourses of Development, Democracy, and Regionalism in Orissa

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780198099154
eISBN:
9780199085224
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198099154.003.0007
Subject:
Sociology, Comparative and Historical Sociology

This chapter examines the momentous transformation brought about by Orissa’s initiation into electoral democracy, which drastically challenged the older techniques of publicization favoured by a ... More


Political Strategies for More Livable Cities: Lessons from Six Cases of Development and Political Transition

Peter Evans

in Livable Cities?: Urban Struggles for Livelihood and Sustainability

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520230248
eISBN:
9780520935976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520230248.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

This chapter evaluates findings of the six studies with respect to communities, NGOs, political parties, and states as actors in pursuit of livability. The influence of the global context of the ... More


Heroes, Martyrs, and Political Messiahs in Revolutionary Cuba, 1946-1958

Lillian Guerra

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780300175530
eISBN:
9780300235333
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300175530.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History

This book sheds light on the experiences of ordinary Cubans in the unseating of the dictator Fulgencio Batista. This book fills a significant gap in historical and political literature, illuminating ... More


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