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The Democratic Challenge Rethinking Democracy and Democratization by Jorge Nef, Bernd Reiter

The Democratic Challenge Rethinking Democracy and Democratization



The Democratic Challenge Rethinking Democracy and Democratization by Jorge Nef, Bernd Reiter

This text provides a critical but systematic overview of democratic theory and practice in the contemporary world. The authors show that recent developments are more complex than admitted by proponents of the idea of a democratic world with, what they call, de-democratization of various forms running in parallel with democratization.


'A compelling analysis of the concept of democracy and of the challenges it faces in the contemporary era. The Democratic Challenge should thus prove of great interest both for those engaged in debates over democratic theory and those concerned with its fate in today's world.' - Douglas Kellner, UCLA and author of Media Spectacle and the Crisis of Democracy'

About the Author

JORGE NEF is Director of the Center for Latin American, Caribbean and Latino Studies and Professor of Government and International Affairs, University of South Florida, USA. BERND REITER is Associate Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of South Florida, USA.

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Publication date

18th May 2009


Jorge Nef, Bernd Reiter

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Palgrave an imprint of Palgrave Macmillan


256 pages


Political structures: democracy



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