"Emerging Market Democracies provides useful insights into topics that connect market economies to various nations' politics, especially efforts at democratization, and compares and contrasts two important regions of the world in their quests for modernization."—John F. Copper, Asian Affairs
The short-term political impact of the economic crisis has been less dramatic than initially expected, but it may have lasting effects on the “quality” of democracy, including the legitimacy of prevailing financial institutions.
Closely fought elections are often fraught with conflict, splitting societies asunder. How can democracy survive such rough and close contests?
A review of "Arguing Comparative Politics" by Alfred Stepan.
One key source of the weakness of democracy in the Andean region is the isolation of the "political class" from the rest of society. There are growing signs that this problem is becoming more serious in Bolivia.
Global trends toward economic and political liberalization are presenting East Asian and Latin American democracies with increasingly convergent international opportunities and constraints.