Democracy identifies the general processes causing democratization and de-democratization at a national level across the world over the last few hundred years.
It singles out integration of trust networks into public politics, insulation of public politics from categorical inequality, and suppression of autonomous coercive power centres as crucial processes.
Through analytic narratives and comparisons of multiple regimes, mostly since World War II, this book makes the case for recasting current theories of democracy, democratization and de-democratization.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 248 pages, 13 tables
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publication Date: 02/04/2007
- Category: Political science & theory
- ISBN: 9780521701532