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Democracy and the Internet: Allies or Adversaries?

Is the Internet intrinsically democratic, making every user a publisher and supporting new varieties of expression and association? Or is it a dangerous vehicle of propaganda, helping repressive governments to deceive their people and mobs to drive democratic governments to extremes?

Україна в сучасному світі

До збірки увійшли доповіді та виступи в дискусіях учасників конференції випускників програм наукового обміну США з України, що відбувалася 12-15 вересня 2002 року в Ялті. У конференції взяли участь відомі соціологи, політологи, економісти, освітяни. У доповідях висвітлено важливі питання української внутрішньої та зовнішньої політики, визначено стратегічні фактори економічного розвитку України, проаналізовано етносоціальні процеси, що відбуваються на її теренах в умовах глобалізації сучасного світу.

#180 The Peruvian Revolution in Retrospect: Twenty Years Later

By Andrew I. Rudman


From the Introduction

Political Parties after Communism: Developments in East-Central Europe

After forty years of one-party rule under Communist regimes, how were the countries of East-Central Europe to get back to the business of competitive politics in 1989? One key factor was the resumption of party politics, and this book reviews the post-Communist development of parties in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary. Kostelecký describes party history up to 1947, and then covers the Communist and post-Communist periods. Historical, cultural, and social factors are all taken into account in this synthetic work.

Paradoxes of Democracy: Fragility, Continuity, and Change

Paradoxes of Democracy is an essay on the inherent weaknesses and surprising strengths of democratic government by one of the most productive and learned scholars in the social sciences.

For Democracy's Sake: Foundations and Democracy Assistance in Central Europe

Assisting democracy has become a major concern of the international community since the end of the cold war. Not only governments, but private actors—foundations and other nongovernmental organizations—are playing a growing role in these efforts, rivaling that of governments and international institutions. This pathbreaking study examines foundations’ democracy assistance programs in Central Europe in the years immediately following the fall of the Berlin Wall, both measuring their size and evaluating their strategies.

The Politics of Elections in Southeast Asia

Though most governments in Southeast Asia are widely described as authoritarian, elections have been a feature of politics in the region for many decades. This volume, bringing together eleven separate studies by leading authorities, examines the countries that have conducted multi-party elections since the 1940s and 1950s—Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Cambodia, Burma/Myanmar, and Singapore. It identifies the common and distinguishing features of electoral politics in the region.