Newsletter Volume 1, Number 2, August 2003

Comparative Democratization
Section 35 of the American Political Science Association

Volume 1, Number 2, August 2003

Table of Contents

1. Current Section Officers
2. Note from the Chair
3. Editor’s Note
4. Section News
5. News From Members
6. Recent Conferences
7. Future Conferences
8. New Research


Chair (2001–2003)
John W. Harbeson
Professor of Political Science
City University of New York

Vice-chair (2002–2004)
Nancy Bermeo
Associate Professor of Politics
Director of the Graduate Studies Program
Department of Politics
Princeton University

Secretary (2002–2004)
Harry W. Blair
Senior Research Scholar
Department of Political Science
Yale University

Treasurer (2001–2003)
Leslie Anderson
Associate Professor
Department of Political Science
University of Florida

Member-at-Large (2001–2003)
Carol Nechemias
Associate Professor of Public Policy
School of Public Affairs
Pennsylvania State University

Newsletter Editor (ex officio)
Thomas W. Skladony
Senior Program Officer
International Forum for Democratic Studies
National Endowment for Democracy


We have a terrific program of panels for this year’s APSA meetings, which Tom Skladony has outlined for you in an earlier message.  I want to urge you to attend as many of these panels as possible, not only because they are topical and cutting edge but because the more people who attend our panels the more panels we get to field next year.

I want to urge you all to come to our business meeting and reception which promise to be very exciting.  We have two very exciting proposals, from Larry Diamond and Nancy Bermeo, which will do great things for our Section and for the cause of democratization research.  Come and find out what they are from them!

I want to express our section’s appreciation to the National Endowment for Democracy’s International Foundation for Democratic Studies for graciously cosponsoring our reception this year. This has happened because the International Forum is bringing several visiting democracy scholars from abroad to the APSA meetings.  They will be introduced at our business meeting and will be our special guests at the reception.  Come meet them and help give personal meaning to our Section’s international commitment to democratization!

If that were not enough, our Section will make its first best article and best book awards at the business meeting.  Do come and learn who the winners are and for what publications!

It has been a terrific honor and great fun to be the Comparative Democratization Section’s first chair. In this, my final message as chair, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has worked so hard to make the section work over its first two years of existence, beginning with the over 600 members we have acquired in that time! Particular thanks to Cynthia McClintock (see the first section news item, below) who succeeds me and to at large member Carol Nechemias, who also leaves the Steering Committee at these meetings, who collaborated with me in founding the section.  I am deeply indebted, too, to those who have served on the Steering Committee over this period for generous and indispensable collaboration: Nancy Bermeo, Harry Blair, Carol Nechemias, Bill Reisinger, Fred Schaffer, Andreas Schedler, and Leslie Anderson. Special thanks, too, to Tom Skladony who has served so capably as our Communications Director.  Atul Kohli and Michael McFaul have constructed outstanding programs for our APSA meetings. My thanks to the committees who sifted through many outstanding books and articles to come up with the first award winners. The book committee:  Gretchen Casper (chair), Michael Foley, and Abdeselam Maghraoui. The article committee: Nic van de Walle (chair), Eva Bellin, Valerie Bunce, and Eric Thun.  And thanks to Bill Reisinger, Goran Hyden and Deborah Yashar for finding this year’s new officers. Lastly, may I express my appreciation to Michael Brintnall and his predecessor Catherine Rudder of the APSA for the wonderful support our section has received from them and their colleagues.

Finally my congratulations and best wishes to Cynthia and Bill who I know will do outstanding work—along with the continuing members of the Steering Committee—in leading the Section from strength to strength.  I know you will all give them the same wonderful support you have given your retiring officers.

Very best wishes to one and all,
John Harbeson


As the Comparative Democratization Section continues to grow, so does its newsletter. We are pleased to announce several new editorial features in this issue. First—and most important—is News from Members, which contains brief items submitted by section members about their recent publications and activities. It is gratifying to see that members not only reported about their work but also invited colleagues to correspond with them about article submissions, research interests, and teaching. We hope this feature will grow to include many such items in future issues. The New Research section of the newsletter now includes, in addition to the tables of contents of Democratization and the Journal of Democracy and Books Received, a listing of selected recent articles, culled from journals received by the International Forum for Democratic Studies. Additional political science and regional studies associations have been added to the list of those whose annual meetings are noted in the Recent and Future Conferences sections. And we have added links in the table of contents that allow readers to jump quickly to sections of interest and to cut and paste sections they wish to keep. We hope you find these features useful and we welcome your suggestions for other features we should consider adding to the newsletter.

I would like to second John Harbeson’s invitation to participate in our section’s annual business meeting and to attend the reception on Saturday, August 30. As you will read below, the International Forum for Democratic Studies will cosponsor the reception with the Comparative Democratization section in honor of eleven democracy scholars from abroad who are attending this year’s APSA meeting. Our guests are eager to meet their U.S. counterparts, and we hope that many of you will have an opportunity to do so at this reception.

In closing, I wish to extend my thanks to John Harbeson for the opportunity to collaborate with him in launching this newsletter. It has been a true pleasure to work with John and to see our section grow rapidly under his leadership.

Tom Skladony


Election of New Section Officers: Elections for the two section officers whose terms expire in 2003 (section chair and treasurer) were conducted by electronic ballot in June 2003. We are pleased to report that Cynthia McClintock, professor of political science at George Washington University, was elected chair and that William Reisinger, associate provost, University of Iowa, was elected treasurer. Congratulations to both new officers, who will serve two-year terms ending in 2005.

Comparative Democratization Panels at 2003 APSA Annual Meeting: The Comparative Democratization section will sponsor twenty panel sessions at the 2003 annual meeting of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia, August 27–31. Program chair Michael McFaul has done a tremendous job in organizing the many ideas submitted to him into coherent sessions; a preliminary listing of our section’s panels is available at

Papers from the 2002 Annual Meeting: Papers presented at the 2002 APSA annual meeting are still available at, but only until the 2003 APSA meeting begins, when they will be replaced by papers from the forthcoming meeting. If you have been waiting to download or print a paper from last year’s meeting, there are only a few more days to do so.

Annual Business Meeting and Reception: The Comparative Democratization section will hold its annual business meeting and reception as part of the APSA annual meeting in Philadelphia. We will meet in the Philadelphia Marriott, Salon I, on Saturday, August 30 at 6:15 p.m. Please note that our meeting is listed incorrectly as being on Friday in the APSA preliminary program. The correct day is Saturday. Among the more important items on this year’s agenda are new officers and the presentation of our section’s first best paper, best article, and best book awards. Despite the full agenda we do expect to finish the business meeting by 7 p.m. so we may immediately begin our annual reception. This year’s reception will be cohosted by the International Forum for Democratic Studies, which is bringing eleven international scholars from its Network of Democracy Research Institutes (see next item) to this year’s APSA annual meeting. Please make every effort to join us at the meeting, then stay to socialize with a fascinating group of our colleagues from abroad.

The Network of Democracy Research Institutes (NDRI), a global association of organizations that conduct research on democratization, will host eleven scholars from international think-tanks at the 2003 APSA annual meeting in Philadelphia. Political scientists from China, Colombia, Georgia, Ghana, Korea, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, South Africa, Thailand, and Turkey will attend APSA panel sessions, meet with U.S.-based colleagues, and then participate in a day-long workshop for think-tank researchers on August 31. For more information about the NDRI or the August 31 workshop, please see, or write to Tom Skladony (


With this issue we are pleased to inaugurate a new section of the newsletter, featuring news items submitted by members about their latest publications, conference presentations, appointments, and other activities.

The Committee on Concepts and Methods of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) has announced that the recipients of its 2003 Award for Conceptual Innovation in Democratic Studies are Gerardo L. Munck (University of Southern California) and Jay Verkuilen (University of Illinois, Champaign–Urbana). The two scholars were honored for their article, “Conceptualizing and Measuring Democracy: Evaluating Alternative Indices,” which was published in the February 2002 issue of Comparative Political Studies. The $1,500 award is presented every three years by the IPSA Committee on Concepts and Methods and the Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLACSO) in Mexico City. For more information visit

Kay Lawson, professor emerita, San Francisco State University (; and James Meadowcroft, professor of politics, University of Sheffield (, invite section members to correspond with them in their capacity as editors of the International Political Science Review. The editors would be happy to hear both from scholars who have manuscripts to submit as well as those willing to review submissions in particular subfields. For more information about the IPSR please visit

William J. Crotty, professor of political science and director of the Center for the Study of Democracy at Northeastern University, edited The Politics of Terror: The U.S. Response to 9/11 (Northeastern University Press, forthcoming 2003), in which a team of experts address the question of how a democracy faces the challenge of balancing legitimate homeland security concerns against the rights and freedoms of its citizens.

John P. Entelis, professor of political science and director of the Middle East Studies Program at Fordham University, encourages section members who conduct research on North Africa (from Morocco to Egypt and Sudan) to consider submitting manuscripts to the Journal of North African Studies, a quarterly published by Frank Cass Publishers. Please write to Professor Entelis at for more information.


epsNet ( a new association of European political scientists, held it 2003 plenary conference, “Political Scientists in the New Europe,” in Paris on June 13–14, 2003. The meeting focused on the challenges facing the political science profession due to increasing student mobility, the development of a pan-Europe labor market, different national standards for research and teaching, and the role of political scientists in public-policy debates. For more information, visit

The 2003 World Congress of the International Political Science Association was held in Durban, South Africa from June 29 to July 4. The theme of the 2003 meeting was “Democracy, Tolerance, Justice: Challenges for Political Change.” Panels were organized under such subthemes as the politics of remembrance; political tolerance; globalization then and now; justice, race, and ethnicity; parties and elections; and the prospects for democracy in Africa. For more information, visit

The first Central American Political Science Congress was held in San José, Costa Rica from August 12–14, 2003. The meeting included panel sessions on political parties, electoral processes, political economy and civil society in Central America, democracy audits, transparency and human rights, and the “New Citizen” migration in Central American democracies. For more information please write to the conference organizers at


The Foreign Policy Research Institute (Philadelphia) and the Institute of International Relations (Taipei) will cosponsor a conference entitled “Democratization (and its Limits) in Greater China: Implications for Governance and Security in East Asia” on September 18–19, 2003. The meeting will be held at the Law School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. For registration information and conference costs, write to FPRI’s Alan Luxenberg (

The 2003 annual meeting of the African Studies Association will be held from October 30–November 2 at the Sheraton Boston Hostel in Boston. The theme of the meeting will be “Youthful Africa in the Twenty-first Century.” Panel sessions will examine, among many other topics, the role of young people in resisting authoritarian governments and in promoting democratic change. For more information, visit

The 2003 annual meeting of the Middle East Studies Association will be held from November 6–9 at the Hilton Anchorage and Egan Convention Center in Anchorage, Alaska. For more information, visit

The 35th national convention of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies will be held in Toronto, Ontario from November 20–23. For more information, visit

The 2004 annual meeting of the Southern Political Science Association will be held from January 8–10 at the Inter-Continental Hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana. For more information, visit


The Summer 2003 issue (Volume 10, no. 2) of Democratization features studies of South Korea, Spain, Chile, and China; a major article on the state of the art in democracy promotion; and reviews of important new books. For abstracts of the articles listed below, visit

“Promoting Democracy From Without—Learning From Within (Part II)” by Gordon Crawford

“The State of the Art in International Democracy Promotion: Results of a Joint European-North American Research Network” by Peter J. Schraeder

“Democratic Transition and Institutional Crafting: The South Korean Case” by Carl J. Saxer

“Beyond Pacted Transitions in Spain and Chile: Elite and Institutional Differences” by Omar Sanchez

“Post-Soviet Transitions and Democratization: Towards Theory-Building” by Vladimir Gel’man

“Comparing Theories of Democratic Support: Lessons from Post-Communist Europe” by Richard Samuels

“It’s Our Time to ‘Chop’: Do Elections in Africa Feed Neo-Patrimonialism rather than Counter-Act It?” by Staffan Lindberg

“Rising-Class Politics and its Impact on China’s Path to Democracy” by An Chen

Journal of Democracy
The July 2003 issue of the Journal of Democracy features two articles on the prospects for democracy in post-Saddam Iraq, another pair of articles on the lessons of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and a study of the relationship of democracy to rates of infant mortality and public health. For selected online articles and the tables of contents of all Journal issues, visit

“A Model for Post-Saddam Iraq” by Kanan Makiya
If Iraq is successfully to democratize and an inclusive democratic culture is to emerge, the Iraqi state must be reconstituted as a federal and strongly liberal system and thoroughly demilitarized.

“Iraqi Opposition Report on the Transition to Democracy” by Democratic Principles Working Group
Representatives of the Iraqi democratic opposition to Saddam Hussein assess what must be done to overcome the legacy of dictatorship and pave the way toward a free and democratic future for their country.

“An ‘Arab’ More Than a ‘Muslim’ Democracy Gap” by Alfred Stepan with Graeme B. Robertson
Gauging electoral competitiveness relative to economic development reveals not only that Arab countries “under perform” but, strikingly, that non-Arab Muslim-majority countries tend to “over perform.”

Lessons from Bosnia and Herzegovina

I. “The Limits of Electoral Engineering” by Carrie Manning and Miljenko Antiae
This troubled corner of Europe has become a test of the ability of outside experts and carefully designed institutions to overcome a legacy of intense ethnocommunal conflict. How are they faring?

II. “Travails of the European Raj” by Gerald Knaus and Felix Martin
Like liberals in the British East India Company more than a century ago, European and international officials have become stewards of a people’s fate. The intentions are good, but will self-government result?

“Political Freedom, Economic Liberty, and Prosperity” by Richard Roll and John R. Talbott
Liberty and self-government are not only good in themselves, but also have powerful and beneficial effects on a nation’s level of economic development and prosperity.

“Democracy, Dictatorship, and Infant Mortality Revisited” by Patricio Navia and Thomas D. Zweifel
New data covering most of the 1990s reveal that democracy, even when minimally defined, has a potent independent impact that tends to reduce infant mortality and promote overall social well-being.

“Why Post-Settlement Settlements?” by Pierre du Toit
The decaying trajectory of democratization in South Africa represents a kind of settlement failure, resulting from the main parties in the transition having come to the table with incompatible cultural paradigms of negotiation.

“Tibet: Exiles’ Journey” by Lobsang Sangay
Almost a half-century after being forced from their homeland, Tibetans abroad, led by the Dalai Lama, have democratized their institutions in hopes that they may one day form the basis for a free and self-governing Tibet.

“Nigeria: Elections in a Fragile Regime” by Peter M. Lewis
The election cycle concluding in the spring of 2003 was a guarded success. High hurdles to better governance and democratic consolidation remain, but Nigerians can now face them with greater hope.

“Kenya: Third Time Lucky?” by Stephen N. Ndegwa
After falling short in 1992 and 1997, Kenya’s large but fractious opposition coalition swept to victory at the polls in 2002. Transition has arrived, but can democratic transformation follow?

“Africa: States in Crisis” by Richard Joseph
Democratic and economic development will become sustainable in sub-Saharan Africa only with the emergence of coherent, legitimate, and effective states.


This section of the newsletter features selected articles that appeared in journals received by the NED’s Democracy Resource Center.

African Affairs: The Journal of Royal African Society, Vol. 102, no. 408, July 2003
“Briefing: Islam, democracy and public opinion in Africa” by Michael Bratton

American Political Science Review, Vol. 97, no. 2, May 2003
“Identifying the Culprit: Democracy, Dictatorship, and Dispute Initiation” by Dan Reiter and Allan Stam

Asian Survey, Vol. XLIII, no. 2, March/April 2003
“Timor-Leste: Divided Leadership in a Semi-Presidential System” by Dennis Shoesmith
“Democracy and the Thai Middle Class: Globalization, Modernization, and Constitutional Change” by Neil A. Englehart

Asian Survey, Vol. XLIII, no. 3, May/June 2003
“The Co-Evolution of the Internet and Civil Society in China” by Guobin Yang
“Preconditions and Prospects for Democratic Transition in Burma/Myanmar” by Ardeth Maung Thawnghmung
“Constitutional Debates in the Philippines: From Presidentialism to Parliamentarianism?” by Jürgen Rüland

British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 33, part 1, January 2003
“Social Choice Theory and Deliberative Democracy: A Reconciliation” by John S. Dryzek and Christian List
“Economic Globalization and Democracy: An Empirical Analysis” by Quan Li and Rafael Reuveny
“The Political Recrafting of Social Bases of Party Competition: Chile, 1973–1995” by Mariano Torcal and Scott Mainwaring
“Democratic Institutions and Economic Reform: The Polish Case” by John E. Jackson, Jacek Klich and Krystyna Poznanska

British Journal of Political Science, Vol. 33, part 3, July 2003
“Non-Electoral Responsiveness Mechanisms: Evidence from the Asian Less Democratic Newly Industrializing Countries” by O Fiona Yap
Communist and Post-Communist Studies, Vol. 36, No. 2, June 2003
“The Gender Gap in Political Culture and Participation in China” by J. Tong
“From ‘Communism’ to ‘Democracy’ in Cambodia: a Decade of Transition and B” by D. Roberts

Comparative Political Studies, Vol. 36, no. 5, June 2003
“Economic Openness: Democracy and Income Inequality” by Rafael Reuveny and Quan Li

Comparative Politics, Vol. 35, no. 3, April 2003
“Women’s Movements and Democratic Transition in Chile, Brazil, East Germany, and Poland” by Lisa Baldez
“The Representation of Polish and Czech Women in National Politics: Predicting Electoral List Position” by Sheri Kunovich
“Who Opened the Window? Women’s Activism in Islamist Parties” by Janine Astrid Clark and Jillian Schwedler

Demokratizatsiya, Vol. 11, no. 2, Spring 2003
“U.S. Support for Anti-Soviet and Anti-Russian Guerrilla Movements and the Undermining of Democracy” by Michael Powelson
East European Politics and Societies, Vol. 17, no. 2, Spring 2003
“Women’s Parties in Post-Communist Politics” by John T. Ishiyama

East European Politics and Societies, Vol. 17, no. 3, Summer 2003
“Weak States and Pluralism: The Case of Moldova” by Lucan A. Way

Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 55, no. 2, March 2003
“Decentralisation and Regionalisation after Communism: Administrative and Territorial Reform in Poland and the Czech Republic” by Jennifer A. Yoder

Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 55, no. 3, May 2003
“Putin and His Supporters” by Stephen White and Ian McAllister
“Electoral System Design in Russian Oblasti and Republics: A Four Case Comparison” by Bryon J. Moraski

Europe-Asia Studies, Vol. 55, no. 4, June 2003
“When Majorities Fail: the Russian Parliament, 1990–1993” by Josephine T. Andrews. Reviewed by Iulia Shevchenko
“The Bulgarian Constitutional Court, 1991–1997: A Success Story in Context” by Venelin Ganev

Foreign Affairs, Vol. 82, no. 4, July/August 2003
“How Best to Build Democracy” by Chappell Lawson

Human Right Quarterly, Vol. 25, no. 2, May 2003
“From Conquest to Constitutions: Retrieving a Latin American Tradition of the Idea of Human Rights” by Paolo G. Carozza
“The Ethics of Intervention in Self-Determination Struggles” by Tom J. Farer

International Affairs, Vol. 79, no. 3, May 2003
“The Idea of Global Civil Society” by Mary Kaldor

Japan Review of International Affairs, Vol. 16, no. 4, Winter 2002
“Sustainable Development and Governance in Africa” by Ryutaro Hashimoto
“NEPAD and Governance in the Twenty-first Century” by Takahashi Motoki

Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 12, no. 35, May 2003
“The Rule of Law as Transition to Democracy in China” by Larry Diamond
“Political Liberalization without Democratization: Pan Wei’s Proposal for Political Reform” by Suisheng Zhao
“Coming to Grips with Governance: the Lessons of Experience” by Pierre Landell-Mills

Journal of Contemporary China, Vol. 12, no. 36, August 2003
“Internet and Civil Society in China: a Preliminary Assessment” by Guobin Yang

Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 3, no. 2, May-August 2003
“The End of History, the Rise of Ideology, and the Future of Democracy on the Korean Peninsula” by Scott Snyder
“The U.S.—South Korean Alliance: Anti-American Challenges” by Byung-Kook Kim
“Strong Demands and Weak Institutions: The Origins and Evolution of the Democratic Deficit in the Philippines” by Paul D. Hutchcroft and Joel Rocamora

Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 41, no. 2, June 2003
“Sierra Leone’s Post-Conflict Elections of 2002” by Jimmy D. Kandeh
“Kenyan Civil Society: Bridging the Urban-Rural Divide?” by Stephen Orvis
“An Unlikely Success: South Africa and Lesotho’s Election of 2002” by Roger Southall
“Presidentialism and Clientelism in Africa’s Emerging Party System” by Nicolas Van de Walle

Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 40, no. 3, May 2003
“Women’s Access to Politics and Peaceful States” by Patrick M. Regan and Aida Paskeviciute

Journal of Politics, Vol. 65, no. 1, February 2003
“Defenders of Democracy? Legitimacy, Popular Acceptance and the South African Constitutional Court” by James Gibson and Gregory Caldeira
“The Foundations of Latino Voter Partisanship: Evidence from the 2000 Election” by R. Michael Alvarez and Lisa Garcia Bedolla
“The Dynamics of Presidential Popularity in Post-Communist Russia: Cultural Imperative versus Neo-Institutional Choice?” by William Mishler and John Willerton

Journal of Politics, Vol. 65, no. 2, May 2003
“The Relationship Between Independence and Judicial Review in Post-Communist Courts” by Erik Herron and Kirk Randazzo

Journal of Politics, Vol. 65, no. 3, August 2003
“Democratic Self-Criticism and the Other in Classical Political Theory” by Gerald M. Mara

Latin American Politics and Society, Vol. 45, no. 2, Summer 2003
“Brazil’s Agrarian Reform: Democratic Innovation or Oligarchic Exclusion Redux?” by Anthony Pereira
“Democracy in Latin America: (Re)constructing Political Society” edited by Manuel Antonio Garretón and Edward Newman. Reviewed by Fabrice Lehoucq

Middle East Journal, Vol. 57, no. 2, Spring 2003
“By Conviction, Not by Infliction: The Debate Over Reforming the Palestinian Authority” by Menachem Klein

National Interest, No. 72, Summer 2003
“Zakaria’s Complaint” by Thomas Carothers (review of The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad by Fareed Zakaria)

Nationalities Papers, Vol. 31, no. 2, June 2003
“Sources of Post-Communist Democratization: Economic Structure, Political Culture, War, and Political Institutions” by Shale Horowitz

Orbis: A Journal of World Affairs, Vol. 47, no. 3, Summer 2003
“Democratic Impulses versus Imperial Interests: American’s New Mid-East Conundrum” by Ray Takeyh and Nikolas K. Gvosdev

Pacific Affairs, Vol. 76, no. 1, Spring 2003
“Democratization in South Korea and Inter-Korean Relations” by Chien-peng Chung
“From Monopoly to Competition: Party Politics in the Bangladesh Parliament (1973–2001)” by Nizam Ahmed

Party Politics, Vol. 9, no. 2, March 2003
“The Nationalization of Parties and Party Systems: An Empirical Measure and an Application to the Americas” Mark P. Jones and Scott Mainwaring
“Species of Political Parties: A New Typology” by Richard Gunther and Larry Diamond

Perspectives on Politics, Vol. 1, no. 2, June 2003
“Studying Democracy and Teaching Classics: What Is Happening in the Field of Comparative Politics?” by Paulette Kurzer
“Democratic Theorizing from the Margins” by Marla Brettschneider. Reviewed by Brooke A. Ackerly
“Democracy’s Midwife: An Education in Deliberation” by Jack Crittenden. Reviewed by Jason A. Scorza
“Marx and Engels: Their Contribution to the Democratic Breakthrough” by August H. Nimtz, Jr. Reviewed by Bradley J. Macdonald
“Mill on Democracy: From the Athenian Polis to Representative Government” by Nadia Urbinati. Reviewed by Suzanne Dovi
“The Sources of Democratic Consolidation” by Gerard Alexander. Reviewed by Gianfanco Pasquino
“Postcommunism and the Theory of Democracy” by Richard D. Anderson, M. Steven Fish, Stephen E. Hanson, and Philip G. Roeder. Reviewed by Karol Edward Soltan
“Redeeming the Communist Past: The Regeneration of Communist Parties in East Central Europe” by Anna M. Grzymala-Busse. Reviewed by Jack Bielasiak.
“Mixed-Member Electoral Systems: The Best of Both Worlds?” edited by Matthew Soberg Shugard and Martin P. Wattenberg. Reviewed by Burt L. Monroe
“Rich Democracies: Political Economy, Public Policy and Performance” by Harold L. Wilensky. Reviewed by Wolfgang C. Müller
“Technology, Development and Democracy: International Conflict and Cooperation in the Information Age” edited by Juliann Emmons Allison. Reviewed by William J. Long
“Compound Dilemmas: Democracy, Collective Action, and Superpower Rivalry” by Michael D. McGinnis and John T. Williams. Reviewed by Lisa J. Carlson and Raymond Dacey
“Democratization and Expansionism: Historical Lessons, Contemporary Challenges” by Masayo Ohara. Reviewed by Herbert K. Tillema
“Democracy and Coercive Diplomacy” by Kenneth A. Schultz. Reviewed by Karen A. Feste
“Democracy, Ethnic Diversity, and Security in Post-Communist Europe” by Anita Inder Singh. Reviewed by David B. Carment
“From Voting to Violence: Democratization and Nationalist Conflict” by Jack Snyder. Reviewed by T. David Mason

Policy Review, No. 119, June/July 2003
“Universal Democracy?” by Larry Diamond

Studies in Comparative International Development, Vol. 38, no. 2, Summer 2003
“Democratization through European Integration: The Case of Minority Rights in the Czech Republic and Romania” by Melanie H. Ram

Third World Quarterly: Journal of Emerging Areas, Vol. 24, no. 3, June 2003
“Inching Towards Democracy: Religion and Politics in the Muslim World” by Nader A. Hashemi (a review of five books on democracy in the Islamic world)

Washington Quarterly, Vol. 26, no. 3, Summer 2003
“Promoting Democratization Can Combat Terrorism” by Jennifer L. Windsor
“Democracy in Iraq?” by Daniel Byman and Kenneth M. Pollack
“Toward Greater Democracy in the Muslim World” by Richard N. Haass

World Affairs, Vol. 165, no. 4, Spring 2003
“Chinese Kaleidoscope” by Michael Gunter


Advanced Democracies

Democracy: How Direct? Views from the Founding Era and the Polling Era. Edited by Elliott Abrams. Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. 134 pp.

Democracy is Dangerous: Resisting the Tyranny of the Majority. By John L.
Safford. University Press of America, 2002. 177 pp.

Diminished Democracy: From Membership to Management in American Civic
Life. By Theda Skocpol. University of Oklahoma Press, 2003. 384 pp.

From Cold War to New World Order: The Foreign Policy of George H.W. Bush. Edited by Meena Bose and Rosanna Perotti. Greenwood, 2002. 577 pp.

Information and American Democracy: Technology in the Evolution of Political Power. By Bruce Bimber. Cambridge University Press, 2003. 268 pp.

Inside the Campaign Finance Battle: Court Testimony on the New Reforms. Edited by Anthony Corrado, Thomas E. Mann, and Trevor Potter. Brookings Institution, 2003.
333 pp.

Lubavitchers as Citizens: A Paradox of Liberal Democracy. By Jan Feldman. Cornell University Press, 2003. 212 pp.

Madam President: Women Blazing the Leadership Trail. By Eleanor Clift and Tom Brazaitis. Routledge, 2003. 340 pp.

Overruling Democracy: The Supreme Court vs. the American People. By Jamin B. Raskin. Routledge, 2003. 290 pp.

Privileges and Immunities: A Reference Guide to the United States Constitution. By David Skillen Bogen. Praeger, 2003. 171 pp.

Public Spaces, Private Lives: Democracy Beyond 9/11. By Henry A. Giroux. Rowman and Littlefield, 2003. 204 pp.

Stalemate: Causes and Consequences of Legislative Gridlock. By Sarah A. Binder. Brookings Institution, 2003. 202 pp.

The Two Majorities and the Puzzle of Modern American Politics. By Byron E. Shafer. University Press of Kansas, 2003. 356 pp.


African Political Parties: Evolution, Institutionalisation and Governance. Edited by M.A. Mohamed Salih. Pluto Press, 2003. 368 pp.

Human Rights Under African Constitutions: Realizing the Promise for Ourselves. Edited by Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na’im. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2003.
434 pp.

Robert Mugabe: A Life of Power and Violence. By Stephen Chan. University of Michigan Press, 2003. 244 pp.


Autonomy and Disintegration in Indonesia. Edited by Damien Kingsbury and Harry Aveling. Routledge, 2003. 219 pp.

Inequality, Crisis and Social Change in Indonesia: The Muted Worlds of Bali. Edited by Thomas A. Reuter. Routledge, 2003. 222 pp.

Japan and Okinawa: Structure and Subjectivity. Edited by Glenn D. Hook and Richard Siddle. RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. 256 pp.

Japan’s Dysfunctional Democracy. By Roger W. Bowen. M.E. Sharpe, 2003. 139 pp.

The Political Economy of Cambodia’s Transition, 1991–2001. By Caroline Hughes. Routledge, 2003. 260 pp.

The Politics of NGOs in Indonesia: Developing Democracy and Managing a Movement. By Bob S. Hadiwinata. Routledge, 2003. 304 pp.

The Scandal of the State: Women, Law, Citizenship in Postcolonial India. By Rajeswari Sunder Rajan. Duke University Press, 2003. 336 pp.

Taiwan: A Political History. By Charles K. Armstrong. Cornell University Press, 2003. 255 pp.

Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union

Embodying Democracy: Electoral System Design in Post-Communist Europe. By Sarah Birch, Frances Millard, Marina Popescu, and Kieran Williams. Palgrave, 2002. 241 pp.

En Escarpins dans les Neiges de Siberie. Sandra Kalniete. Editions des Syrtes, 2003.
269 pp.

National Interest and Violent Conflict in Post-Soviet Societies: The Cases of Estonia and Moldova. Edited by Pål Kolstø. Rowman and Littlefield, 2002. 320 pp.

Putin’s Russia. By Lilia Shevtsova. Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2003. 306 pp.

Religious Separation and Political Intolerance in Bosnia-Herzegovina. By Mtja Velikonja. Texas A&M University Press, 2003. 365 pp.

Uncivil Society? Contentious Politics in Post-Communist Europe. Edited by Petr Kopecky and Cas Mudde. Routledge, 2003. 188 pp.

Latin America and the Caribbean

The Quiet Revolution: Decentralization and the Rise of Political Participation in Latin American Cities. By Tim Campbell. Duquesne University Press, 2003. 216 pp.

Middle East

Islam and Democracy: The Failure of Dialogue in Algeria. By Frederic Volpi. Pluto Press, 2003. 168 pp.

Iranian History and Politics: The Dialectic of State and Society. By Homa Katouzian. RoutledgeCurzon, 2003. 274 pp.

The Middle East Peace Process: Vision Versus Reality. Edited by Joseph Ginat,
Edward J. Perkins, and Edwin G. Corr. University of Oklahoma Press, 2002. 444

U.S. Policy in Post-Saddam Iraq: Lessons from the British Experience. Edited by Michael Eisenstadt and Eric Mathewson. Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 2003. 84 pp.

The United Nations and Iraq: Defanging the Viper. By Jean E. Krasno and James S. Sutterlin. Praeger, 2003. 238 pp.

Comparative, Theoretical, General

The Coming Democracy: New Rules for Running a New World. By Ann Florini. Island Press, 2003. 257 pp.

Constructing Human Rights in the Age of Globalization. Edited by Andrew J. Nathan, Mahmood Monshipouri, Neil E. Englehart, and Kavita Philip. M.E. Sharpe, 2003.
353 pp.

Corruption in Contemporary Politics. Edited by Martin J. Bull and James L. Newell.
Palgrave, 2003. 274 pp.

Democracy and the Foreigner. By Bonnie Honig. Princeton University Press, 2001.
204 pp.

Democracy’s Dilemma: Environment, Social Equity, and the Global Economy.
By Robert C. Paehlke. MIT Press, 2003. 306 pp.

The Democratic Peace and Territorial Conflict in the Twentieth Century. By
Paul K. Huth and Todd L. Allee. Cambridge University Press, 2003. 488 pp.

Emancipating Cultural Pluralism. Edited by Cris E. Toffolo. State University of
New York Press, 2003. 282 pp.

European Christian Democracy: Historical Legacies and Comparative Perspectives. Edited by Thomas Kselman and Joseph A. Buttigieg. University of Notre Dame Press, 2003. 339 pp.

Foundations for Democracy: Approaches to Comparative Political Finance. Edited by Karl-Heinz Nassmacher. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 2001. 515 pp.

Meaning and International Relations. Edited by Peter Mandaville and Andrew Williams. Routledge, 2003. 186 pp.

The Moral Foundations of Politics. By Ian Shapiro. Yale University Press, 2003. 289 pp.

Reconciliation After Violent Conflict: A Handbook. Edited by David Bloomfield, Teresa Barnes, and Luc Huyse. International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance, 2003. 177 pp.

Responses to Governance: Governing Corporations, Societies and the World. By John Dixon, David Goodwin, and Jack Wing. Praeger, 2003. 340 pp.

Social Movements and Democracy. Edited by Pedro Ibarra. Palgrave, 2003. 238 pp.