The book analyzes how the new democracies are experimenting with Western models while also highlighting how these models are themselves seriously problematic. Topics include: the relationship of democracy in the nation-state to trans-national and international institutions such as the EC; problems of democracy in Post-Soviet Russia and Latin America; the continuing threat to civil liberties; and the political manipulation of the economy.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 540 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
`A carefully constructed whole, deserving of the reader's respect.... The book is worth buying' - Political Studies
`Contains many examples of the kind of political science with which Blondel was associated... Most of the chapters in the book fit within the methodological assumptions of Blondel's conception of political science.... Blondel founded an important school of political science, which has been a powerful agent of change and new thinking in the discipline.... This book reminds us both of the strengths of the paradigm with which Blondel is associated' - Government and Opposition
`The volume is dedicated to the British political scientist, Jean Blondel... Blondel is one of the founders of comparative politics whose aim has been to understand and reflect positive as well as negative aspects of different democratic regimes drawing on examples of all nation states in the world.... the volume expands the knowledge of how democracy works, and in this sense it is a contribution to what `developing democracy' could mean in practice. It is written in a classic scientific manner, and it primarily addresses students and academics with an interest in comparative politics and democratic theory' - Futuresco
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