For more than twenty years, the Journal of Democracy has been a leading voice in the conversation about government by consent and its place in the world. The Journal is published for the National Endowment for Democracy by the Johns Hopkins University Press and is available to subscribers through Project MUSE.
It is widely thought that Islamist parties will be moderated by their inclusion in the democratic process. But, asks Husain Haqqani in “Islamists and Democracy: Cautions from Pakistan,” what will happen when they are voted out of office?
In “Democratization Theory and the ‘Arab Spring,’” Alfred Stepan and Juan J. Linz reexamine the relationship between democracy and the “twin tolerations” in the world’s Muslim-majority democracies and India.
And Takis S. Pappas unravels the reasons behind Greece’s current political and economic crisis in “Why Greece Failed.”
Democracy in East Asia: A New Century
Democracy in East Asia offers a comprehensive treatment of the political landscape in both Northeast and Southeast Asia, including discussions of China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and Burma (Myanmar).
"Liberation technology" can help mobilize citizen protest and oust autocracies. Authoritarians can also use technology to stifle protest and target dissenters. Who will win the technological race between "netizens" demanding freedom and authoritarians determined to stay in power?