The Changing Nature of Democracy

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The Changing Nature of Democracy

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Democracy is recognized as the primary vehicle for the fulfilment of individual and collective aspirations, the articulation of interests, and the nurturing of civil society. Globalizing forces have underpinned the spread of this message across the globe. Yet the march of democratization is highly contested and politicized and there is little consensus on what democracy is or should be. This volume brings together preeminent scholars from around the world in a collection of essays that point to a changing and broadening agenda of democracy. Themes addressed include challenges to democracy in established democracies and in transitional societies, the media and communications, globalization, criteria of democracy, religion, culture, civil society, and the internationalization of the democratic ethos. While democracy has been given a new lease on life in the post-Cold War context and its sphere of applicability has widened beyond the state closure, this book highlights the limitations and tensions of this worldwide movement.

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Takashi Inoguchi is a professor at the Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo. John Keane is a professor of political science at the University of Westminister. Edward Newman is lecturer in international relations at Yachiyo International University.

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Takashi Inoguchi is Political Science Professor at the Institute of Oriental Culture, University of Tokyo. Edward Newman is the director of studies on conflict and security in the Peace and Governance Program of the United Nations University. John Keane is Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB). He is the Director of the newly-founded Institute for Democracy and Human Rights.

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