Microscope or Telescope? The Study of Democratization Across World Regions

TitleMicroscope or Telescope? The Study of Democratization Across World Regions
Publication TypeJournal Article
AuthorsBogaards, M.
Journal titlePolitical Studies Review
Year2018
Pages125-135
Volume16
Issue2
Abstract

This review article brings together six recent books on democratisation. They cover Africa, Latin America, the Middle East, East Central Europe and the Balkans, Eurasia, and East and South East Asia. The review asks what we can learn from reading about democratisation in different parts of the world. The aim is twofold: to identify regionally specific processes of democratisation and to explore cross-regional commonalities. When viewed in combination, these regional studies of democratisation reveal the limitations of area studies and the need for comparative area studies.

DOIhttps://doi.org/10.1177%2F1478929916645360
Publisher linkhttps://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1478929916645360
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Department of Political Science
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