Democratization Essays

  • The End of the Cold War

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    factor for permanent change. Works Cited Levitsky, Steven, and Lucan Way. Competitive Authoritarianism: Hybrid Regimes After the Cold War. New York: Cambridge UP, 2010. Print. Levitsky, Steven, and Lucan Way. "International Linkage and Democratization." Journal of Democracy 16.3 (2005): 20-34. Print. Levitsky, Steven, and Lucan Way. "Linkage versus Leverage: Rethinking the International Dimension of Regime Change." Comparative Politics 38.4 (2006): 379-400. Print.

  • Are Democratic States More Peaceful?

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    Democratic states are perceived to be more peaceful because “democracies do not attack each other.” The proposition that democracies never (or rarely; there is a good deal of variation about this) go to war against one another has nearly become a truism. Since Michael Doyle’s essay in 1983 pointed out that no liberal democracy has ever fought a war with another democracy , scholars have treated pacifism between as democracies, “as closest thing we have to an empirical law in international relations

  • Should The United States Promote Democracy Essay

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    Olivar, Marqz Verone V. Political Science 180 2014 -12667 Prof. Jean Paul Zialcita A Quest for peace and kemerut Why do states promote democracy The history of mankind has been plagued with wars and conflicts to alleviate the hunger for power and domination over his brethren, and ambitiously, over the world. And through it all, countries have tried almost all ways possible to avoid such tragedies – proposing, delegating, even going to war themselves. One major solution advocated

  • Modernization Theory Of Democracy

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    (theory’s) emergence. Modernization postulated that economic development led to democracy. In other words, the more developed a society was, the more its chances to democratize. It is to be stated here that conception of evolution of democracy, and democratization, is essentially seen as developed and witnessed in the United States and Europe. These states are a prototype, if not epitome, of evolved democracy. The modern understanding of democracy, its importance and influence are often understood through

  • Transitions to Democracy and Democratic Consolidation

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    have also explained democratization, as well as, international factors. It becomes deductive to attribute democratization to any one single theory as modernization works with social and cultural factors that are also impacted by international factors. It appears as if they all contribute in one way or another. Wezel and Inglehart (2008) examine the effects of crucial social and cultural elements like self-expression that work with modernization in tandem to aid in democratization. Ross (2001) further

  • The Democratic Peace Theory

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    mutual respect for democratic institutions and norms and authorized the use of force against another likeminded state. Doyle is cognizant of the limitations of his Democratic Peace Theory, stressing that protection of liberalism’s heritage of democratization may in fact ensure the adverse consequence of stimulating illiberal practices (Doyle, 1983). The significance of a peace theory which concludes its own underlying principles may actually engender belligerent behavior is questionable. Doyle’s Democratic

  • Exploring the Liberal Democratic Peace Theory

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    1994; Rosato 2003). However, it is also not a theory without minor flaws that undermine its hypothesis (Dafoe, Oneal & Russett 2013; International Studies Association 2005; Kumar 1994). In spite of these otherwise excusable flaws, the process of democratization should be considered a plausible mechanism for the promotion of peace and security throughout the global order. One of the main

  • The United States Illogical Practice of Democratic Peace Theory in the Middle East

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    The idea of a lasting, ideally global, peace has been present in the minds of people for centuries. The most notable formulation of this is Kant’s vision of perpetual peace. “He saw it as a condition that needed to be maintained by politics between states with governments which represented society and separation of power. From this basic framework stems the idea called “democratic peace theory” (pg. 82). Democratic Peace Theory (DPT) asserts that democracies do not generally fight other democracies

  • Politics Of Indonesia Essay

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    political and other aspects of Indonesian life. The collapse of Suharto’s New Order regime in 1998 marked a new commencement for Indonesia as a nation state. In the reform era, Indonesia has made significant endeavors towards democracy. Its democratization featured various imperative tasks. Legislatures and courts become much more independent from the central governments. Indonesia has staged the liberalization and overhaul of the political system which includes the establishment of free and fair

  • Essay On Structuralism

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    education, urbanization and industrialization are aspects that help aid the transition there are nations that have not possessed these qualities and still made a democratic transition and I will show this by examining the contrast between the democratization paths between South Africa and El Salvador. To effectively understand why the structuralist theory is sufficient but not necessary for successful democracies we need to understand how each theory is differentiable from the other. The Structuralist

  • Democratic Peace Theory Essay

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    Introduction There is a predominate theory in International Relations called the Democratic Peace theory. It states that democratic states rarely, if ever, engage in conflict with one another. In a 1988 study by Jake Levy, a political science professor at Rutgers University, entitled “The Democratic Peace Hypothesis: From Description to Explanation” he states that, “this absence of war between democracies comes as close to anything we have to an empirical law in international relations” (Levy, 1988)

  • Peacebuilding Case Study

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    Peacebuilding only became prominent in the Post-Cold War period and is the newest in the measures for achieving peace and security (Busumtwi-Sam, Module 7). It rests on the premise that democratization, liberalization and pacification are idea for long term peace and security (Tziarras,2012,3). This premise is considered the liberal peace or democratic peace theory. However, liberal democratic polity and a market oriented economy have the potential

  • The Tenets of Democratic Peace Theory

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    For centuries, people all over the world have sought the idea of everlasting global peace. The basic framework of this idea was given by Immanuel Kant in his 1795 essay “On Perpetual Peace”. In his work, he wrote that peace is not natural to human beings and that is why, governments representing societies and power, through the use of politics have to secure the condition of peace. Immanuel Kant’s essay “On Perpetual Peace” has given the starting point from which “Democratic Peace Theory” originates

  • Democracy in the Middle East

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    Over the last century, the Middle East has been the location of ethnic rivalry, political and economic instability, religious conflict, territorial dispute and war. Much of this tension in the Middle East comes from the various interpretations of Islam and how the religion should be applied to politics and society. Over the last ten years, the United States and their allies have pushed to promote democracy in the Middle East. However, they too have many obstacles they must overcome. They face problems

  • Democratic Peace Theory

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    Intro: US Presidents have made it a goal during their term(s) in office to establish a good relationship with foreign countries and even try to improve upon existing connections with our allies. Some believe it is to prevent conflicts between the countries while others dispute that it is a threat assessment by the United States to pick and choose their friends and enemies. Preventing conflict between two democracies or countries that practice democracy is called Democratic Peace Theory. However,

  • The Democratization of American Christianity

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    The Democratization of American Christianity, by Nathan Hatch, is written about “the cultural and religious history of the early American republic and the enduring structures of American Christianity” (3). Hatch writes to make two arguments: 1) the theme of democratization is central to understanding the development of American Christianity, and 2) the years of the early republic are the most crucial in revealing to process that took and is still taking place. The story of the democratization of American

  • Democracy And Democratization In Democracy

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    is a form of a regime that is associated with “rule by the people” that implies rights and liberties for citizens, such as civil liberties and political rights to partake in elections. Democratization is the process of a regime becoming more democratic through democratic transition or consolidation. Democratization is a progression that can take several generations (Meisburger 155). A democratic transition is a movement from an authoritarian rule to a democratic one, whereas consolidation is the process

  • Examples Of Democratization Of Photography

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    Democratization of photography be its downfall? The article “ The death of photography: are camera phones destroying an art form?” featured in The Guardian newspaper uses many examples of ethos and pathos in order to ensure that readers devour the paper. With new technologies and social medias emerging and becoming increasingly popular the democratization of photography is becoming an progressively imminent issue. In this article several famous photographers debate this concern, and Stuart Jeffries

  • Pros And Cons Of Democratization

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    that liberal values and democratic institutions, as well as growing business networks, limited war and strengthen the peaceful conduct of States. Until the late 20th century, however, the liberal states in the most peaceful Become proposal in democratization was overshadowed by pessimism and realistic picture of the third interpretation of interstate wars. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, the tide began to turn in favor of democracy, and political organizations many parts of the world has become

  • Step to Democratization in Egypt

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    With the development of human society, civilization is incessantly progressive. One aspect of human civilization’s progress is political civilization. Democratic politics can be considered to be the representatives of political civilization. When people refer to the history of human progress, they find that human beings struggle to achieve this great goal and no one can stop the human desire for political freedom. In 2011, one more country took a step towards democracy. Egypt is in the ancient, sacred