Diamond consolidating the third wave democracies
As a child, I would walk over beaches and through fields and forests to collect beautiful shells, shimmering stones, feathers and funnily shaped branches.
Much later, after I had moved from Holland to South Africa, I found myself doing the same thing.
Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies provides an in-depth analysis of the challenges that they face.
In addition to the complete hardcover edition, Consolidating the Third Wave Democracies is available in two paperback volumes, each introduced by the editors and organized for convenient course use. Larry Diamond, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, and Marc F.
The book concludes with a hopeful view of the prospects for a fourth wave of global democratization.
Larry Diamond, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, is codirector, with Marc Plattner, of the International Forum for Democratic Studies.
He then defines the concept of democratic consolidation and identifies the conditions that foster it.
These include strong political institutions, appropriate institutional designs, decentralization of power, a vibrant civil society, and improved economic and political performance.
Larry Diamond is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institute of War, Revolution, and Peace at Stanford University. Plattner is vice president for research and studies at the National Endowment for Democracy.This, he explains, is one which views democracy everywhere as a work in progress that emerges piecemeal, at different rates, in different ways and forms, in different countries.Diamond begins by assessing the "third wave" of global democratization that began in 1974.The first paperback volume, Themes and Perspectives, addresses issues of institutional design, civil-military relations, civil society, and economic development. Linz, Guillermo O'Donnell, Adam Przeworski, Philippe C. The second paperback volume, Regional Challenges, focuses on developments in Southern Europe, Latin America, Russia, and East Asia, particularly Taiwan and China. Plattner, counselor at the National Endowment for Democracy, are codirectors of the International Forum for Democratic Studies.