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- A lesson in democracy. Novicki, M.A. // Africa Report;Jan/Feb92, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p13
Discusses how the recent vote in Zambia provided a lesson for Africa's democrats in the conduct of free and fair elections and the peaceful transfer of power. Involvement of foreign and local election observers; Dedication and commitment of the Zambian people; Process toward multi-partyism; New...
- Banquets and banter. Meldrum, A. // Africa Report;Jan/Feb92, Vol. 37 Issue 1, p51
Reports on the gathering of 43 heads of government of some of the world's most and least powerful countries, the richest and the poorest, the largest and the smallest, at the opening of the 28th Commonwealth Heads of Government summit in Harare, who met to shape a new role for the Commonwealth...
- The new wind. Diamond, Larry // Africa Report;Sep/Oct94, Vol. 39 Issue 5, p50
Outlines democratization in Africa and how it can be encouraged in countries where it has yet to take hold. Reasons for the rapid implosion of democracy across the continent; Global democratization in 1990; Setbacks.
- Reading `history, rhetoric, law.' Curran, William J. // Antitrust Bulletin;Summer97, Vol. 42 Issue 2, p439
Chronicles the story of how a myth like `democracy' in the United States, and the fondness of its Founders for it, which captured the nation, along with generations of historians.
- Justifying democracy. Fisk, Milton // Canadian Journal of Philosophy;Dec92, Vol. 22 Issue 4, p463
Focuses on democracy as a social good. Basic freedoms; John Rawls's Principle of Greatest Equal Liberty; Oppression and Liberation; Justification based on moral effect; Democracy and pluralism; Right to autonomy to overcome oppression.
- Democratization in East Asia in the late 1980s: Taiwan breakthrough, Hong Kong frustration. So, Alvin Y.; May, Sai-Hsin // Studies in Comparative International Development;Summer93, Vol. 28 Issue 2, p61
Argues that the conventional explanations offered in the modernization, the dependency and class literature such as culture, liberal colonialism, wealth, new middle class, are unable to account for the divergent paths of democratic development in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Model highlighting the...
- A deficit of democratic authenticity: Political linkage and the public in Andean polities. Conaghan, Catherine M. // Studies in Comparative International Development;Fall96, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p32
Presents the argument that the political systems of Latin American countries such as Venezuela, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, and Columbia, are suffering from a severe lack of democratic authenticity. Factors responsible for the lack of democratic authenticity; How the auto-coup of Peru's President...
- Elites and institutions in conservative transitions to democracy: Ex-authoritarians in the ... Power, Timothy J. // Studies in Comparative International Development;Fall96, Vol. 31 Issue 3, p56
Examines the tradeoffs and drawbacks of conservative transitions to democracy, by studying ex-authoritarians in the Brazilian Congress. How conservative transitions to democracy are conducive to democratic stability; Hypotheses and insights offered by the literature on democratization.
- Political parties, party systems, and economic reforms: The Turkish case. Sayari, Sabri // Studies in Comparative International Development;Winter96/97, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p29
Focuses on economic reforms and democratization in Turkey from the early 1980s and onwards. Progress made by Turkey towards institutionalizing representative institutions since its transition from a one-party system to democratic politics; Problems encountered in the process of democratization.
- Democracy, confusion, or chaos: Political conditionality in Kenya. Grosh, Barbara; Orvis, Stephen // Studies in Comparative International Development;Winter96/97, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p46
Discusses political democratization in Kenya, and the argument that the policy of conditioning all economic development aid on a process of democratization is a mistake. Kenya seen as the clearest example of donors forcing democratization via political conditionality; Economic performance in...