By John S. Dryzek
Democracy isn't just a question of constitutions, parliaments, elections, events and the guideline of legislations. as a way to see if or how democracy works, we needs to attend to what humans make of it, and what they suspect they're doing as they have interaction with politics, or as politics engages them. This ebook examines the way in which democracy and democratization are considered and lived by means of humans in China, Russia and 11 different international locations within the post-communist global. It indicates how democratic politics (and occasionally authoritarian politics) paintings in those nations, and generates insights into the customers for other kinds of political improvement. The authors discover the consequences for what's possible and attainable by way of trajectories of political reform, and think about 4 roads to democratization: liberal, republican, participatory and statist. The ebook may be of curiosity to scholars and students of comparative politics, political conception and post-communist reviews.
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