Volume 8, Issue 4
Mexico's New Politics
The Clash Within Civilizations
A review of The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of World Order, by Samuel P. Huntington.
Islam’s Democratic Essence?
A review of Islam and Democracy, by John L. Esposito and John O. Voll.
Documents on Democracy
Excerpts from: Mexican president Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León’s state of the Union and the lower chamber president Porfirio Muñoz Ledo’s response; a communique of the June 1997 Summit of Eight; “The Homeland Belongs to Us All” by four Cuban human rights activists.
News and Notes
Violence Erupts in Congo-Brazzaville; François Furet (1927–1997); Democracy in Africa; Report on NED’s International Forum
Reports on elections in Albania, Bolivia, Congo-Brazzaville, Croatia, Liberia, Mali, Mexico.