The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World

St. Martin's Griffin - He demonstrates that the desire for democracy runs deep, even in very poor countries, and that seemingly entrenched regimes like Iran and China could become democracies within a generation. Diamond gleaned that. Yet recent efforts to promote democracy have stumbled, and many democratic governments are faltering.

Only then will the spirit of democracy be secured. Used book in Good Condition. In this sweeping vision for advancing freedom around the world, renowned social scientist Larry Diamond examines how and why democracy progresses. The fate of democracy was not driven by events but by the passion of individual people.

The Spirit of Democracy: The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World - The new york times book reviewin 1974, nearly three-quarters of all countries were dictatorships; today, more than half are democracies. He also dissects the causes of the "democratic recession" in critical states, including the crime-infested oligarchy in Russia and the strong-armed populism of Venezuela.

To spur a renewed democratic boom Diamond urges the United States to vigorously support good governance and free civic organizations. Meticulous.

The Dictator's Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy

Anchor - But the arab spring is only the latest front in a global battle between freedom and repression, until recently, a battle that, dictators have been winning hands-down. Recent history has seen an incredible moment in the war between dictators and democracy—with waves of protests sweeping Syria and Yemen, and despots falling in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya.

. The problem is that today’s authoritarians are not like the frozen-in-time, ready-to-crack regimes of Burma and North Korea. The dictator’s learning Curve explains this historic moment and provides crucial insight into the fight for democracy. In this riveting anatomy of authoritarianism, acclaimed journalist William Dobson takes us inside the battle between dictators and those who would challenge their rule.

The Dictator's Learning Curve: Inside the Global Battle for Democracy - They are ever-morphing, technologically savvy, and internationally connected, and have replaced more brutal forms of intimidation with subtle coercion.

Development as Freedom

Anchor - Releasing the idea of individual freedom from association with any particular historical, or religious tradition, intellectual, political, Sen clearly demonstrates its current applicability and possibilities. By the winner of the 1988 nobel prize in Economics, an essential and paradigm-altering framework for understanding economic development--for both rich and poor--in the twenty-first century.

Freedom, sen argues, is both the end and most efficient means of sustaining economic life and the key to securing the general welfare of the world's entire population. Anchor Books. In the new global economy, the contemporary world denies elementary freedoms to vast numbers--perhaps even the majority of people--he concludes, despite unprecedented increases in overall opulence, where, it is still possible to practically and optimistically restain a sense of social accountability.

Development as Freedom - Development as Freedom is essential reading.

Wars, Guns, and Votes: Democracy in Dangerous Places

Harper Perennial - Groundbreaking and provocative, Wars, Guns, and Votes is a passionate and convincing argument for the peaceful development of the most volatile places on earth. For now and into the foreseeable future, nasty and long civil wars, however, military coups, and failing economies are the order of the day. In wars, guns, paul collier investigates the violence and poverty in the small, and Votes, remote countries at the lowest level of the global economy and argues that the spread of elections and peace settlements may lead to a brave new democratic world.

An esteemed economist and a foremost authority on developing countries, where corruption is often firmly rooted in the body politic, Collier gives an eye-opening assessment of the ethnic divisions and insecurities in the developing countries of Africa, and Asia, Latin America, and persuasively outlines what must be done to bring peace and stability.

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Democracy as a Way of Life in America

Routledge - This vital and engaging narrative should be read by students of history, political science, and anyone who wants to understand the nature of American democracy. Democracy as a way of life in america demonstrates that democracy is not simply a set of institutions or practices such as the right to vote or competing political parties, but a complex, multi-dimensional phenomenon, whose animating spirit can be found in every part of American culture and society.

The authors trace the story of American democracy from the revolution to the present, showing how democracy has changed over time, and the challenges it has faced. Anchor Books. Is often taken for granted, narrowly understood, and rarely critically examined. In democracy as a way of life in america, much more than a static legacy from the past, Schneirov and Fernandez show that, democracy is a living process that informs all aspects of American life.

Democracy as a Way of Life in America - Yet democracy in the U. S. They examine themes including individualism, and the environment, foreign policy, the economy, and reveal how democracy has been deeply involved in these throughout the country’s history. The united states is a nation whose identity is defined by the idea of democracy.


Oxford University Press - It is accompanied by an innovative companion website that provides numerous resources for students and instructors. Oxford university Press USA. The book takes into account the international factors that affect politics at the level of the nation state, showing students the direction in which the discipline is moving.

Bringing together leading authors from diverse international backgrounds, accessible, it introduces students to the theoretical and practical dimensions of the subject in an authoritative, and systematic way. Democratization covers several key themes including: * theories of democratization and their relation to democratic theory * Critical prerequisites and driving social forces of democratic transition * Pivotal actors and institutions involved in democratization * Conditions for democratic survival, the consolidation of newly democratized countries, and the analysis of failed democratization * Demonstrations of how these factors have played a role in the different regions in which the global wave of democratization has transplaced authoritarian and communist systems * Possible futures of democratization worldwide Anchor Books.

Democratization - . Democratization is the first textbook to focus on the "global wave of democratization" that has been occurring since around 1970 .

The Age of Sustainable Development

Columbia University Press - Sachs offers readers, students, and policy makers the tools, environmentalists, activists, metrics, and practical pathways they need to achieve Sustainable Development Goals. Based on sachs's twelve years as director of the earth institute at columbia university, and his recent presentation of these ideas in a popular online course, his thirteen years advising the United Nations secretary-general on the Millennium Development Goals, The Age of Sustainable Development is a landmark publication and clarion call for all who care about our planet and global justice.

Visit http://cup. Columbia. Edu/extras/supplement/sachs-9780231173148 for additional teaching materials for students and instructors, key concepts, including chapter summaries, problem sets, and slides. Columbia University Press. Far more than a rhetorical exercise, this book is designed to inform, inspire, and spur action.

The Age of Sustainable Development - Oxford university Press USA. Jeffrey D. In this major new work he presents a compelling and practical framework for how global citizens can use a holistic way forward to address the seemingly intractable worldwide problems of persistent extreme poverty, environmental degradation, and political-economic injustice: sustainable development.

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Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty

Currency - Will it continue to grow at such high speed and overwhelm the west? - are america’s best days behind it? are we moving from a virtuous circle in which efforts by elites to aggrandize power are resisted to a vicious one that enriches and empowers a small minority? - What is the most effective way to help move billions of people from the rut of poverty to prosperity? More philanthropy from the wealthy nations of the West? Or learning the hard-won lessons of Acemoglu and Robinson’s breakthrough ideas on the interplay between inclusive political and economic institutions? Why Nations Fail will change the way you look at—and understand—the world.

Anchor Books. The economic success thus spurred was sustained because the government became accountable and responsive to citizens and the great mass of people. Korea, to take just one of their fascinating examples, is a remarkably homogeneous nation, yet the people of North Korea are among the poorest on earth while their brothers and sisters in South Korea are among the richest.

None of these factors is either definitive or destiny. Crown Business. The south forged a society that created incentives, rewarded innovation, and allowed everyone to participate in economic opportunities. Brilliant and engagingly written, divided by wealth and poverty, the weather, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, food and famine? Is it culture, geography? Perhaps ignorance of what the right policies are? Simply, health and sickness, no.

Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty - Based on fifteen years of original research acemoglu and robinson marshall extraordinary historical evidence from the Roman Empire, England, the United States, Europe, Latin America, the Soviet Union, and Africa to build a new theory of political economy with great relevance for the big questions of today, medieval Venice, the Mayan city-states, including: - China has built an authoritarian growth machine.

The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late 20th Century The Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture Series

University of Oklahoma Press - Compromise was key to all democratizations, and elections and nonviolent tactics also were central. Five key elite groups within and outside the nondemocratic regime played roles in shaping the various ways democratization occurred. Columbia University Press. Crown Business. Each of the two previous waves was followed by a reverse wave in which some countries shifted back to authoritarian government.

. Between 1974 and 1990 more than thirty countries in southern Europe, Latin America, East Asia, and Eastern Europe shifted from authoritarian to democratic systems of government. Oxford university Press USA. In the third Wave, Samuel P. He concludes the book with an analysis of the political, economic, and cultural factors that will decide whether or not the third wave continues.

The Third Wave: Democratization in the Late 20th Century The Julian J. Rothbaum Distinguished Lecture Series - At this volatile time in history, Huntington's assessment of the processes of democratization is indispensable to understanding the future of democracy in the world. Huntington analyzes the causes and nature of these democratic transitions, evaluates the prospects for stability of the new democracies, and explores the possibility of more countries becoming democratic.

Factors responsible for the democratic trend include the legitimacy dilemmas of authoritarian regimes; economic and social development; the changed role of the Catholic Church; the impact of the United States, the European Community, and the Soviet Union; and the "snowballing" phenomenon: change in one country stimulating change in others.

New democracies must deal with the "torturer problem" and the "praetorian problem" and attempt to develop democratic values and processes. Disillusionment with democracy, Huntington argues, is necessary to consolidating democracy.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Vintage - Used book in Good Condition. Columbia University Press. Crown Business. The ethiopian woman had her injuries repaired and in time became a surgeon. Anchor Books. 1 national Bestseller. That cambodian girl eventually escaped from her brothel and, with assistance from an aid group, built a thriving retail business that supports her family.

They make clear how so many people have helped to do just that, and how we can each do our part. 1 national bestsellerfrom two of our most fiercely moral voices, a passionate call to arms against our era’s most pervasive human rights violation: the oppression of women and girls in the developing world.

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide - With pulitzer Prize winners Nicholas D. Oxford university Press USA. Drawing on the breadth of their combined reporting experience, Kristof and WuDunn depict our world with anger, sadness, clarity, and, ultimately, hope. They show how a little help can transform the lives of women and girls abroad. Countries such as china have prospered precisely because they emancipated women and brought them into the formal economy.

. Unleashing that process globally is not only the right thing to do; it’s also the best strategy for fighting poverty. Deeply felt, and inspirational, pragmatic, Half the Sky is essential reading for every global citizen.

Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, And Institutions In A Changing Global Order

Cambridge University Press - Cambridge University Press. These country studies constitute the overarching framework of the text, addressing the larger question, Comparative Politics inspires thought-provoking debate among introductory students and specialists alike, "why are countries ruled and governed so differently?" Free of heavy-handed jargon, and encourages students to engage in real comparative analysis.

Used book in Good Condition. Oxford university Press USA. 1 national Bestseller. Crown Business. The country studies trace the global and historical contexts of political development and examine the diverse pathways that countries have taken in their quest to adapt to the competitive pressures of twenty first century globalization.

Comparative Politics: Interests, Identities, And Institutions In A Changing Global Order - Twelve in-depth case studies of the eu and countries across the globe, explore how the concepts of interests, written by the leading country specialists and combining insights of cutting-edge institutional analysis and deep study of national histories, identities, and institutions shape the politics of nations and regions.

. Columbia University Press. Anchor Books. In this new edition, all twelve country studies are rewritten, and the first two theory chapters are updated to reflect the latest research in the field.