Democratic Transition Publications

Governance on the Ground: Innovations and Discontinuities in the Developing World, edited by Patricia L. McCarney and Richard E. Stren

Governance on the Ground: Innovations and Discontinuities in the Developing World

Oct 01, 2003
Governance on the Ground shows people at a local level working through municipal institutions to take more responsibility for their own lives and environment. This study reports what social scientists in eight local networks found when they chose their own subjects for a worldwide comparative study of institutional reform at the local level. more

Crime and Violence in Latin America: Citizen Security, Democracy, and the State, edited by Hugo Frühling and Joseph S. Tulchin with Heather Golding

Crime and Violence in Latin America: Citizen Security, Democracy, and the State

May 01, 2003
Violence and crime pose serious threats to the relatively fragile democracies of Latin America and the Caribbean. This volume offers timely discussion by attorneys, government and policy officials, and academics from the United States and Latin America of the responses of the state, civil society, and the international community to these threats. more

Rural Reform in Post-Soviet Russia, edited by David J. O'Brien and Stephen K. Wegren

Rural Reform in Post-Soviet Russia

May 01, 2002
Rural Reform in Post-Soviet Russia reviews changes in Russian agrarian issues since 1990 through historical, political, sociological, and anthropological investigation into Russia’s agricultural and rural life. more

Fragmented Space in the Russian Federation, edited by Blair A. Ruble, Jodi Koehn, and Nancy E. Popson

Fragmented Space in the Russian Federation

May 01, 2002
Russia is a country of great complexity and multiple realities. Fragmented Space in The Russian Federation explores Russia’s complexity and the meanings of the country’s internal borders, the future of its agricultural spaces, the development of its political parties, and the effect of its federal organization. more

Entangled Evolutions: Media and Democratization in Eastern Europe by Peter Gross

Entangled Evolutions: Media and Democratization in Eastern Europe

May 01, 2002
How are the media, civil society, and political culture related in societies in transition? And can changes in these relationships be anticipated? In Entangled Evolutions, journalism professor Peter Gross studies privatization of the media in Eastern Europe after the revolutions of 1989. more

Political Parties after Communism: Developments in East-Central Europe by Tomáš Kostelecký

Political Parties after Communism: Developments in East-Central Europe

May 01, 2002
This book reviews the post-communist development of political parties in the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary. Tomáš Kostelecký describes party history up to 1947 and then covers the communist and post-communist periods. more

Beyond State Crisis? Post-Colonial Africa and Post-Soviet Eurasia in Comparative Perspective, edited by Mark Beissinger and Crawford Young

Beyond State Crisis? Post-Colonial Africa and Post-Soviet Eurasia in Comparative Perspective

May 01, 2002
This book compares sub-Saharan Africa and the former Soviet Union, two regions beset by the breakdown of states suffering from extreme official corruption, organized crime extending into warlordism, and the disintegration of economic institutions and public institutions for human services. more

Regional Russia in Transition: Studies from Yaroslavl', edited by Jeffrey W. Hahn

Regional Russia in Transition: Studies from Yaroslavl'

May 01, 2001
Russia’s sub-national democratization will largely shape Russians’ views of their new government, willingness to participate in it, and trust in its ability to deliver. Regional Russia in Transition: Studies from Yaroslavl’ examines democracy in a central region of Russia, a largely industrialized heartland off the beaten path from Moscow and Leningrad. more

 American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War: An Insider's Account of U.S. Policy in Europe, 1989-1992 by Robert L. Hutchings

American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War: An Insider's Account of U.S. Policy in Europe, 1989-1992

May 01, 1997
As the National Security Council director for European affairs from 1989 to 1992, Robert Hutchings was at the heart of U.S. policymaking toward Europe and the Soviet Union during the dissolution of the Soviet bloc. American Diplomacy and the End of the Cold War presents an insider's report on a crucial turn of world history. 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

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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.