Addressing one of the classical concerns of comparative politics, the formation and maintenance of stable democracies, Balancing Democracy will be of interest to students taking courses in comparative politics and democratization as well as to general reader, concerned with democratic developments in the twenty-first century.
Written by a specially commissioned group of international experts, this volume provides an attempt at detecting socio-political trends, highlighting chances for further democratization and dangers to democratic stability.
"This is a strong collection of articles. It covers a wide range of topics relating to democracy - from shifting concepts of citizenship, to multiculturalism, to the practice of democracy in a number of different societies, to the challenges posed by globalization. The articles are by leading specialists in the field; they are clearly argued; and they leave the reader with a sense fo the open-ended nature of the subject."
Professor Philip Resnick, University of British Columbia.