Poli Sci 111 – 20

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Poli Sci 111 – 20 18:27 Democratization and Democratic Stability – Challenges and Prospects for Democracy  Today Democracy’s Third Wave “Between 1974 and 1990, at least 30 countries made transitions to democracy, just  about doubling the number of democratic governments in the world” pg. 12. Huntington’s Thesis Democracy Spreads in Waves 1 st : Late 19 th  century 2 nd : Post-WWII 3 rd : Mid 70s onward consists mostly on Third World countries Each wave is accompanied by reversals – significant, sometimes take out 90% of the  countries democratized.  Review: Democratization Political Culture Hypothesis Modernization Hypothesis Macro-Historical Hypothesis Political Culture Hypothesis Tocqueville “Democracy in America” Democracy and isolation. Role of voluntary associations. Civil Society Problem w/ Civil Society Explanation Weak Relationship between Civil Society and Democratization
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