Citations with the tag: DEMOCRACY
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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...
- Can the democracies survive?
Grosh, Barbara; Orvis, Stephen // Commentary; Jun84, Vol. 77 Issue 6, p19
Democracy may, after all, turn out to have been an historical accident. If so, in its modern sense of a form of society reconciling governmental efficiency with legitimacy, authority with individual freedoms, democracy will have lasted a little over two centuries, to judge by the speed at which...
- Western democratic perception of South Africa.
Berger, P.L.; Godsey, B. // Commentary; Jul87, Vol. 84 Issue 1, p35
The relationship between Western democracies and South Africa is a tangle of realities and fantasies. Makes observations about some of the fantasies and simplistic solutions. Enumerates a number of realities with which those in the West seeking to help bring about a humane future for South...
- Haiti's democratic hopes.
Berger, P.L.; Godsey, B. // Christian Science Monitor; 7/5/95, Vol. 87 Issue 153, p20
Editorial. Reports on the struggle for installing democratic government in Haiti after two centuries of army repression.
- Where Islam, democracy try to mix.
Prusher, Ilene R. // Christian Science Monitor; 11/13/96, Vol. 88 Issue 244, p10
Focuses on the country of Yemen, in the Arabian peninsula, and it's change from socialism to democracy. Comments from Dina Mohsenawad, a woman from Yemen; Division among people in Yemen; Information on the establishment of a form of Shia Islam in Yemen; Response of socialist to democracy;...
- Behind the wild headlines.
Palmer, David Scott // Christian Science Monitor; 3/4/97, Vol. 89 Issue 67, p19
Examines how the hostage crisis in Peru, and the presidential shifts in Ecuador, are a manifestation of Latin America's failure in mass democracy and liberal economic reforms. Failure of the regular expression of voice and vote to produce a stable democracy; Tendency of Ecuadoreans to vote for...
- China's village elections hint at democracy.
Platt, Kevin // Christian Science Monitor; 3/26/97, Vol. 89 Issue 83, p1
Focuses on the transition of China from an autocratic system to a democratic system. China's experiment with cost-free campaigns; How China has surpassed American democracy; How the simplicity of elections in China contrast with financed political battles waged across the United States.
- Democracy's thin roots in China.
Platt, Kevin // Christian Science Monitor; 3/26/97, Vol. 89 Issue 83, p14
Discusses the question of whether China is ready for democracy. Bureaucrats who ruled China for over 2000 years; China's Confucian legacy; Argument that developing nations need authoritarian rule with handpicked bureaucrats.
- Democracy makes gains, but too many countries still not free.
Hughes, John // Christian Science Monitor; 5/7/97, Vol. 89 Issue 113, p19
Opinion. Discusses the popularity of democracy. Victory of Tony Blair's party in election in Great Britain; Number of electoral democracies around the world; Expansion in the proportion of democracies.
- Move from bullets to ballot box stalls around the world.
Grier, Peter // Christian Science Monitor; 6/17/97, Vol. 89 Issue 141, p1
Reports on the political trends of democracy worldwide. Challenges faced by United States' President Bill Clinton's administration; Details on democracy; Impact of democracy from an international stance; Number of democracies cited for 1997; Additional information provided.
- Democracy as meaningful conversation.
Bennett, Robert W. // Constitutional Commentary; Winter97, Vol. 14 Issue 3, p481
Talks about the author's alternative to the vote-centered model of democracy which he calls `democracy as meaningful conversation.' Absence of controversy over the apportionment of the US Senate; Discrete stages in the vote-centered model; Problems with the description of the American system of...
- Democracy in Croatia: Views from the opposition.
Markovich, Stephen C. // East European Quarterly; Mar1998, Vol. 32 Issue 1, p83
Presents information as it relates to democracy in Croatia, while highlighting the democratic system and interviews conducted among democratic leaders in that country. Names of persons interviewed; Issues addressed in interviews; Views of democratic leaders on democracy in Croatia.
- Democratization in eastern Europe. The interaction of internal and external factors: An attempt...
Kummel, Gerhard // East European Quarterly; Jun98, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p243
Examines the internal and external factors which attributed to the transition towards democracy in eastern Europe. Details on the international relations theory; Examination of the international system, Soviet-American bipolarity; In-depth examination of Soviet hegemony, its collapse and...
- Democracy stalled: Evaluating the Russian Federation today.
Rainone, Zebulon T. // East European Quarterly; Jun98, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p269
Opinion. Evaluates democracy within the Russian Federation. Historical data on Russia; What attributed to Russia's move towards democratization; Examination of Russia as a delegative democracy; Information on political change and the collapse of the Soviet Union.
- Promoting democracy.
Diamond, L. // Foreign Policy; Summer92, Issue 87, p25
Suggests that the movement of nations toward democracy signals we have reached a critical turning point in history, and by promoting democracy abroad, the United States can help bring into being for the first time a world composed mainly of stabledemocracies. Offering moral, political,...
- Predicaments of territorial democracy and statecraft in Europe: How European democracies regiment...
Soguk, Nevzat // Alternatives: Global, Local, Political; Jul-Sep1997, Vol. 22 Issue 3, p313
Provides information on the issues of democracy and statecraft in Europe. Information on democracy, territoriality, and the sovereign state; Detailed information on the challenges and resources of refugees, territorial democracy, and statecraft; Conclusions reached.
- Democracy or Corporate Rule?
Mattern, Douglas // Humanist; Jul/Aug98, Vol. 58 Issue 4, p5
Focuses on the reorganization of global economic structures and political power, with emphasis on democracy and corporate rule. Reference made to the Multilateral Agreement on Investment (MAI); Provisions of MAI; Opposition of the MAI; Comments from Renato Ruggiero, director general of the World...
- Unlucky winners.
Goode, Stephen // Insight on the News; 05/05/97, Vol. 13 Issue 16, p4
Comments on the state of democracy in Kansas. Participation in the electoral process by the people of Kansas.
- Mongolians pursue an American dream.
Danitz, Tiffany // Insight on the News; 04/20/98, Vol. 14 Issue 14, p31
Focuses on the democratic system of government in Mongolia. Comments made by Newt Gingrich, a professor of history and government; Indication that the republican party revolution is producing international reverberations; Promises made by Mongolian delegates to their voters.
- Taiwan and Tiananmen: An analysis of Taiwan's policy...
Van Vranken Hickey, Dennis // Journal of Northeast Asian Studies; Fall90, Vol. 9 Issue 3, p3
Evaluates the Republic of China's (Taiwan) policy toward the democratic movement which affected the People's Republic of China from April until June 1989. Factors which influenced Taiwan's adoption of the policy; Reference to the death of Hu Yaobang, former Chinese Communist Party General...
- Aristotle's qualified defense of democracy through `political mixing.'
Lindsay, T. // Journal of Politics; Feb92, Vol. 54 Issue 1, p101
Examines Aristotle's qualified defense of democracy through political mixing. The neglect of Aristotle's rhetoric project; Responsible democracy as a political mix of participation and exclusion; The standards and limits of democratic/political/education.
- Democratic values and the transformation of the Soviet Union.
Gibson, James L.; Duch, Raymond M. // Journal of Politics; May92, Vol. 54 Issue 2, p329
Determines the degree to which the cultural requisites to democracy are present in the contemporary political culture of the USSR. Cultural requisites to democracy; Earlier research on Soviet political culture; Research design and the survey methodology.
- The possibility of rational outcomes from democratic discourse and procedures.
van Mill, David // Journal of Politics; Aug96, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p734
Focuses on the amount of rationality one can expect from the outcomes of democratic procedures. Traditions within democratic theory that posit competing and opposing conceptions of participation; Theories of democratic discourse; Disequilibrium theories of social choice; Assumptions concerning...
Alford, C. Fred // Journal of Politics; Aug96, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p753
Opinion. Comments on David van Mill's article on democratic discourse and procedures published in the August 1996 issue of `The Journal of Politics.' Defense of Habermas' theories on discourse; Views on the casting of votes; Comparison between discourse and disequilibrium theories.
van Mill, David // Journal of Politics; Aug96, Vol. 58 Issue 3, p757
Responds to C. Fred Alford's criticisms to the author's article on democratic discourse and procedures published in the August 1996 issue of `The Journal of Politics.' Habermas' theories on discourse; Whether an ideal theory is more useful in helping one understand the likely outcomes of free...
- The new world order and the pursuit of democracy in Central Europe.
Goldfarb, Jeffrey C. // National Forum; Fall92, Vol. 72 Issue 4, p23
Focuses on the tensions and challenges of achieving democracy in the nations of Central Europe. Tensions of nationalism, economic weakness, emerging class conflicts and problems of political constitution and leadership; Role of the church n Polish political affairs; Nationalist rhetoric in...
- Let the People Speak.
Lindemann, Candace // Calliope; Nov2006, Vol. 17 Issue 3, p20
The article reports on the arising of voice for people's rights in the ancient city-state of Athens, Greece.
- Confucianism with a liberal face: The meaning of democratic politics in postcolonial Taiwan.
Ling, L.H.M.; Shih, Chih-yu // Review of Politics; Winter98, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p55
Examines democratic politics in Taiwan, in a postcolonial context. Three domains that democratic politics operate in Taiwan; Examination of Confucianism's view of governance; Analysis of how political figures understand democratic politics; Outline of four approaches to democratization in Asia.
- What does it mean to be a Democrat today?
Yanowitch, Murray; Vale, Michel // Russian Social Science Review; Sep/Oct92, Vol. 33 Issue 5, p3
Presents a roundtable discussion in which the editors of `Polis' brought together people who perform different functions in society and have diverse experiences of life and politics in order to debate the meaning of being a Democrat in today's Russia. I.K. Pantin, editor-in-chief of `Polis';...
- The prospects of democracy in Russians' minds.
Shestopal, Elena B. // Russian Social Science Review; Sep/Oct97, Vol. 38 Issue 5, p4
Focuses on a study, which looked at the process of democracy in Russia. What was the object of the study; How Russians perceive the democracy of Russia; What the study revealed.
- Defending democracy in Haiti.
Aristide, Jean-Bertrand // TransAfrica Forum; Summer92, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p3
Focuses on the author's views regarding democracy in Haiti. Achievement of independence as told in Haiti's history; Reflection on Haiti's political and social conditions; Author's call for safety of Haitian refugees until reinstatement of democracy in Haiti.
- Debt, drugs and development in the Caribbean.
Bernal, Richard // TransAfrica Forum; Summer92, Vol. 9 Issue 2, p83
Examines the conditions that affect democracy in the Caribbean Area. Spawn of anti-social behavior by mass poverty during the post-Cold war era; Dependence of economies on external factors; Inability of economic growth to sustain economic development; Importance of reduction of debt burden in...
- Remarks at a rally in Hartford, Connecticut.
Clinton, William J. // Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents; 10/1/96, Vol. 32 Issue 41, p1974
Presents US President Bill Clinton's remarks on democracy during a rally outside Hastings Hotel in Hartford, Connecticut, dated October 6, 1996.
- The Rising Tiger and The White Knight.
Pamidi, M. R. // Siliconindia; Oct2011, Vol. 14 Issue 10, p6
The article presents a discussion of the democratic system in India and the U.S., adapted from the electronic book (ebook) "Camus Does a Double-Take," by M.R. Pamidi, K. B. Anand and Meera Pamidi.
- A final goodbye.
Duff, Phil // Masthead; Summer97, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p49
Reprints the author's article related to democracy written in January 1990, on his retirement as editor of the `Republican Eagle' in Red Wing, Minnesota. Belief in democracy and people's wisdom; Views on the role of hometown press; Death of Phil Duff in January 9, 1997.
- S. Africa, past and future.
Duff, Phil // Christian Science Monitor; 3/27/96, Vol. 88 Issue 84, p20
Focuses on South Africa which is making the transition to democracy and carrying a burden of injustice and resentment from the past. Preparation to lift the burden; Role of South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission; Details on the Magnus Malan case being tried in South Africa.
- Ins and outs.
Duff, Phil // Christian Science Monitor; 5/15/96, Vol. 88 Issue 119, p20
Opinion. Discusses the spread of alternating-party democracy around the world. Benefits of alternating-party democracy over authoritarian regimes; India's multiparty democracy; Mexico's one-party democracy; Russian and Chinese experiments with democracy.
- Environmental democracy: Use it or lose it.
Howard, William W. // National Wildlife; Jun/Jul96, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p6
Opinion. Comments that freedom and the opportunity to have a voice in the laws and policies are two things which inspire a citizen of the United States. Extent of the participation of citizens on their right to vote; Realism of voters on environmental issues.
- The long road to democracy.
Touraine, A. // UNESCO Courier; Jun90, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p18
Examines the state of democracy during the 20th century, noted for revolution and liberation, and its history. Definition of democracy; Development of two worlds; Rebirth of democratic theme; Enemies of democracy; Need for politically active population.
- Towards a democratic culture.
Touraine, A. // UNESCO Courier; Apr91, Vol. 44 Issue 4, p46
Presents extracts from the Montevideo Declaration, which was drawn up at the conference `Democratic Culture and Development: Towards the Third Millennium in Latin America,' held in Montevideo, Uruguay in November 1990. The declaration refers to UNESCO's mandate for promotion of human rights and...
- The challenge of democracy.
Elnadi, Bahgat; Rifaat, Adel // UNESCO Courier; Nov92, Vol. 45 Issue 11, p7
Introduces articles on the challenge of democracy. Debate on democracy in present-day world; Democracy `boundless horizon' of our time; Ideal of freedom meeting obstacles, raising new questions; Democracy can only exist where people are free to choose those who rule them.