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Advertising & Society Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
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American Annals of the Deaf     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13, SJR: 0.29, CiteScore: 1)
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Demokratizatsiya: The J. of Post-Soviet Democratization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10, SJR: 0.447, CiteScore: 1)
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English Literature in Transition 1880-1920     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6, SJR: 0.123, CiteScore: 0)
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High School J.     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Intertexts     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Islamic Africa     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3, SJR: 0.257, CiteScore: 0)
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Joyce Studies Annual     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
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Journal of Democracy
Journal Prestige (SJR): 1.579
Citation Impact (citeScore): 3
Number of Followers: 51  
 
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ISSN (Print) 1045-5736 - ISSN (Online) 1086-3214
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  • Islam and Democracy in Tunisia
    • Abstract: Dear Participants in the World Movement for Democracy Ninth Global Assembly, and Members of the Steering Committee of the Movement …I send you all my best greetings and salutations. I have the utmost love, respect, and admiration for all the work you do for the promotion, defense, and strengthening of democratic culture and institutions around the globe.I really wanted to be with you today, but our recent municipal elections and our still fragile democratic transition in Tunisia have unfortunately forced me to cancel my plans and to stay here in Tunisia.As you all know, we had our first democratic local and municipal elections on Sunday, and the official preliminary results will be announced tomorrow. It is ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • What Is "Sharp Power"'
    • Abstract: In April 2014, the international arm of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) announced a blockbuster deal with the Shanghai Media Group, a conglomerate backed by the People's Republic of China (PRC). Some observers welcomed the arrangement as a breakthrough that might give the ABC more access to Chinese audiences than any Western broadcaster had ever had before. The ABC's managing director, Mark Scott, hailed the agreement as opening "a whole new world of television and online cooperation between Australia and China," and said that it would offer "a truly unique window for all Australian media" in their efforts to reach the People's Republic.1On the surface, the agreement seemed to promise the media of at ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • The Crisis of Liberalism
    • Abstract: In his essay Reflections on the Revolution in Europe, written in the heat of the moment, sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf tried, in the manner of Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France, to define the meaning of 1989 and the stakes of the transitions that were then beginning in the eastern part of the continent.1 For Dahrendorf, it was not a question of the "end of history" (the lack of any alternative to "market-based democracy"), nor even the victory of the "capitalist system" over the "socialist system," but rather the victory of the "open" over the "closed" society. For Dahrendorf, as for sociologist Ernest Gellner, this was the deep meaning of 1989, which presented an opportunity for liberal ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Orbán's Laboratory of Illiberalism
    • Abstract: Three days after the 8 April 2018 election that gave his ruling Fidesz party another two-thirds majority in Hungary's unicameral 199-seat National Assembly, Prime Minister Viktor Orbán released a short video. It showed what he saw as the campaign's funniest moments. In the first scene, he is strolling down a hallway with András Patyi, the head of the national election-oversight authority. "I read in the papers that Patyi fined me," says a puckish Orbán—referring to a ruling that he had used children for campaign purposes without their parents' consent. "I feel really sorry, Mister Prime Minister," deadpans Patyi in response. Orbán brings up the matter twice more, each time chuckling about it.This scene captures ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Can Poland's Backsliding Be Stopped'
    • Abstract: A mere four years ago, Poland was widely viewed as an exemplar of democratic transformation in Central and Eastern Europe and a prodemocracy force on the international stage. Polish democracy was held in such high regard that in 2014 the country's European partners elected then–prime minister Donald Tusk (2007–14) as president of the European Council. By 2018, however, Poland had become the first EU country to be threatened with sanctions under Article 7 of the Lisbon Treaty over infringements of the rule of law. A series of dramatic legislative and institutional changes, set in motion by the governing right-wing Law and Justice (PiS) party, have evoked fears that the accomplishments of Poland's decades of ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Czech Democracy Under Pressure
    • Abstract: In the early 1990s, the Czech Republic was seen as one of the most successful postcommunist countries. Despite initial difficulties, including the split of Czechoslovakia into the Czech Republic and Slovakia with the 1993 Velvet Divorce, it gradually managed to create a relatively well-functioning market economy and transform the one-party communist regime that had ruled until 1989 into a lively multiparty system. Its president from 1993 to 2003, former dissident Václav Havel, was highly respected abroad, leading the country's efforts to join NATO and the European Union. Havel also played an important role in urging his fellow citizens to start building a vibrant civil society, which he saw as the foundation of a ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Slovakia's Conflicting Camps
    • Abstract: In recent years Slovakia has been perceived by some international observers, and presented by its own government, as an island of political stability in the Visegrád group of Central and East European countries. Slovakia, so the story went, was still governed in full compliance with liberal-democratic norms—in contrast to neighboring states (Hungary, Poland, and partially the Czech Republic), where populist parties and politicians undermined democratic institutions and provoked harsh conflicts with the opposition, the media, and civil society.1Recent dramatic events, however, have cost the Slovak government its image as Visegrád's democracy champion. In late February 2018, young investigative journalist Ján Kuciak ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • "Soft Decisionism" in Bulgaria
    • Abstract: What Marc Plattner has called "'declinist' sentiment" about democracy is becoming more and more widespread.1 Many scholars approach the recent metamorphoses of the countries they study like mistrustful protagonists who, to borrow a phrase from Shakespeare's Othello, "follow still the changes of the moon with fresh suspicions," vaguely anticipating vile schemes that will end in democracy's suffocation. Such suspicions should not bar the way to clearheaded analysis, however. In Central and Eastern Europe, at least, the reconfigurations of the terrain of democratic politics have not taken the form of a tragedy that reveals the extremities of modern politics: There have been no "promissory coups," "authoritarian ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Romania's Italian-Style Anticorruption Populism
    • Abstract: Compared to its Central European neighbors, Romania seemed much more poorly positioned to achieve a successful transition to democracy. Under the dictatorship of Nicolae Ceauşescu (1965–89), it had the most repressive regime in the former Eastern Bloc, and as a consequence the least-developed civil society. Its transition was dominated by backdoor deals and violent street protests staged by the security forces, which took a heavy toll in innocent lives. After Ceauşescu's execution on 25 December 1989, the long-ruling dictator was succeeded by Ion Iliescu, a former communist with authoritarian leanings.Given all these obstacles, Romania was remarkably successful in gradually building a democracy, and in gaining ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Imitation and Its Discontents
    • Abstract: In Mary Shelley's 1818 horror story Frankenstein, an inventor driven by Promethean ambition creates a monster by assembling body parts drawn from "the dissecting room and the slaughter-house" and even "the unhallowed damps of the grave" into a humanoid creature. Yet the experimenter, Victor Frankenstein, soon comes to regret his overambitious attempt to construct a facsimile of his own species. The monster, bitterly envious of its creator's happiness and feeling doomed to loneliness and rejection, turns violently against his inventor's friends and family, laying waste to their world and leaving only remorse and heartbreak as legacies of a misguided experiment in human self-replication.The U.S. sociologist Kim ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Modernization and Authoritarianism
    • Abstract: In his 1992 book The End of History and the Last Man, Francis Fukuyama proposed two reasons why liberal democracy would emerge as the final form of human government.1 The first was that only liberal democracy could satisfy an intrinsic human desire for dignity and recognition. As a result, beyond a certain level of development, democratic governments would eventually predominate. This could come about either because nondemocracies would be increasingly likely to experience mass civic protest, as had occurred in country after country during the "third wave" of democratization—or, as Adam Przeworski and Fernando Limongi argued, because existing democracies would be less likely to experience breakdowns.2 In the decade ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Mass Protests and the Military
    • Abstract: Over the last four decades, countries ruled by authoritarian regimes have seen a proliferation of nonviolent mass protests. Whether called "people power" movements, color revolutions, campaigns of nonviolent resistance, or nonviolent revolutions, these organized demands for democratic change have challenged dictators across wide swaths of the world. Such movements have succeeded to varying degrees and in different ways, but scholars agree that the response of state-security forces—and especially the military—is key.1 The lesson might be summed up this way: If a protest movement wants to trigger a transition toward democracy, one of the best things it can do is to spur a loyalty shift within the military.The ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Has Liberia Turned a Corner'
    • Abstract: The January 2018 inauguration of Liberia's newly elected president George Weah marked the small West African country's first transfer of power between democratically elected leaders since its founding 171 years earlier. After an electoral process marred by charges of irregularities and court-ordered delays, Weah's clear runoff victory was followed rapidly by the concession of his opponent, Unity Party (UP) candidate and incumbent vice-president Joseph Boakai. The transition to Weah from outgoing president Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, who obeyed the constitution's term limits, was fairly smooth and gracious—good signs to which Weah pointed in his inaugural address. Now the former professional footballer must work to ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Enrolling India
    • Abstract: In 1947, when India emerged as an independent state from the collapse of the British Indian Empire, it had few of the socioeconomic attributes usually seen as conducive to liberal democracy. Life expectancy at birth was 32 years, the overall literacy rate was 12 percent, and per capita GDP was about US$60. Nor had the British done much to promote democratic institutions. Faced with intensifying nationalist demands, they had grudgingly introduced democratic reforms. Yet even under the 1935 Government of India Act, voting was limited to just 12 percent of the adult population. Despite these odds, India successfully transitioned to democracy, holding the world's largest free and fair election within five years of ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Books Received
    • Abstract: The books listed below were recently received by the editors. A listing here does not preclude a review in a future ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Election Watch
    • Abstract: Azerbaijan: In the April 11 snap presidential election, incumbent Ilham Aliyev of the New Azerbaijan Party won 86 percent of the vote, securing a fourth term in office. Independent candidate Zahid Oruj won 3.1 percent, and Sardar Mammadov of the Azerbaijan Democratic Party, 3 percent. The elections, originally scheduled for October 17, were the first held after a 2016 constitutional referendum that lengthened presidential terms from five to seven years. Observers with the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) reported that the elections lacked "genuine competition" and took place in the context of a "legal framework that curtails fundamental rights and freedoms."Bhutan: Elections were held ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • Documents on Democracy
    • Abstract: On May 6–9, the World Movement for Democracy held its Ninth Assembly in Dakar, Senegal. The gathering brought together 350 democracy activists, practitioners, and scholars representing more than a hundred countries for workshops and panel discussions on the theme "Building Strategic Partnerships for Democratic Renewal." Discussion focused on priorities presented in the World Movement's 2015 statement, "A Call for Democratic Renewal," including the defense of civil society, deepening democratic unity, and protecting the integrity of the information space.The Assembly opened on May 6 with remarks by Isatou Touray, trade minister of the Gambia, and U.S. Representative Karen Bass (D-Calif.). On May 8, a keynote address ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
  • News and Notes
    • Abstract: On June 13, the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) presented its annual Democracy Award to four civil society organizations committed to the promotion of human rights and democracy in North Korea: the Citizens' Alliance for North Korean Human Rights, Now, Action & Unity for Human Rights, Transitional Justice Working Group, and Unification Media Group.Nancy Pelosi, Democratic leader of the U.S. House of Representatives, and Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, delivered the keynote remarks at a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol. Four members of Congress presented the awards: Michael McCaul (R-Tex.), Joaquín Castro (DTex.), Peter Roskam (R-Ill.), and Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.). NED Board Chairman ... Read More
      Keywords: Suffrage; Democracy
      PubDate: 2018-07-13T00:00:00-05:00
       
 
 
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