Democracy's Good Name: The Rise and Risks of the World's Most Popular Form of Government

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author:
Michael Mandelbaum
in a nutshell:
The world may be moving toward more democracy - but that doesn't mean it's a smooth ride. The author susses out why there may be many bumps and dips along the way.

According to James Hoge: "A book about 'democracy' might sound dull but this one is anything but. Though generally upbeat about the long term prospects for democracy, Mandelbaum raises and answers a number of current questions --- why has democracy spread so fast and still some major countries remain undemocratic?, why do elections often result in continued repression and why do efforts to export democracy so often fail?"

recommender:

James Hoge, Editor of Foreign Affairs

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