Democracy Publications

Participatory Institutions in Democratic Brazil by Leonardo Avritzer

Participatory Institutions in Democratic Brazil

May 01, 2009
Brazil has conducted some of the world’s most stunning experiments in participatory democracy, most notably the creation of city budgets through local citizens’ meetings. Leonardo Avritzer introduces a fresh analytical approach to reveal the social and institutional conditions that make civic participation most effective. more

Asian Diplomacy: The Foreign Ministries of China, India, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand by Kishan S. Rana

Asian Diplomacy: The Foreign Ministries of China, India, Japan, Singapore, and Thailand

May 01, 2009
Based on over 160 interviews, Asian Diplomacy evaluates the ministries of foreign affairs in five major Asian countries. For each country, Kishan S. Rana first sketches the historical and political background of its diplomatic service. more

Corrupt Circles: A History of Unbound Graft in Peru by Alfonso W. Quiroz

Corrupt Circles: A History of Unbound Graft in Peru

Oct 01, 2008
In Corrupt Circles, Alfonso W. Quiroz gives a definitive and thorough history of Peruvian corruption that dates back to the country’s colonial period. He demonstrates how corruption has been deeply embedded in Peru’s state institutions and has damaged the country’s prospects, and estimates the costs of corruption to the country’s development. more

Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace, edited by John Milton Cooper Jr.

Reconsidering Woodrow Wilson: Progressivism, Internationalism, War, and Peace

Oct 01, 2008
Some of today’s premier experts on Woodrow Wilson contribute to this new collection of essays about the former statesman, portraying him as a complex, even paradoxical president. more

Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11 by Robert S. Litwak

Regime Change: U.S. Strategy through the Prism of 9/11

May 01, 2007
Regime Change examines the contrasting precedents set with Iraq and Libya and analyzes the pressing crises with North Korea and Iran. This compelling book clarifies and critiques the terms in which today’s vital foreign policy and security debate is being conducted. more

Paradoxes of Democracy: Fragility, Continuity, and Change by S. N. Eisenstadt

Paradoxes of Democracy: Fragility, Continuity, and Change

Oct 01, 1999
Paradoxes of Democracy is an essay on the inherent weaknesses and surprising strengths of democratic government by one of the most productive and learned scholars in the social sciences.  more

 For Democracy's Sake: Foundations and Democracy Assistance in Central Europe by Kevin F. F. Quigley

For Democracy's Sake: Foundations and Democracy Assistance in Central Europe

May 01, 1997
 This pathbreaking study examines foundations' democracy assistance programs in Central Europe in the years immediately following the fall of the Berlin Wall, both measuring their size and evaluating their strategies. more

The Politics of Elections in Southeast Asia, edited by R. H. Taylor

The Politics of Elections in Southeast Asia

May 01, 1996
Though most governments in Southeast Asia are widely described as authoritarian, elections have been a feature of politics in the region for many decades. The Politics of Elections in Southeast Asia identifies the common and distinguishing features of electoral politics in the region. more

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Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.