Just as the Color Revolutions of the last decade did, the Arab Spring once again brings the concept of democratization to the forefront of public discourse. They remind us yet once again how few countries have made at least the initial transition from authoritarianism, and how many more there are to democratize. Yet, having said this, the pool of countries that have liberalized politically and socially has grown tremendously in the past 40 years, yielding a fertile universe of cases for study and analysis. Jan Teorell at Sweden’s Lund University, in his compact but rich Determinants of Democratization: Explaining Regime Change in the World, 1972–2006, capitalizes on both the array of cases and emerging analytical practices to present, ultimately, broad lessons for the promotion of democracy.
"Determinants of Democratization: Explaining Regime Change in the World, 1972-2006 - Jan Teorell,"
International Dialogue: Vol. 1, Article 14.
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