Spirit of Democracy by Senior Research Fellow Larry Diamond
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Spirit of Democracy
By Senior Research Fellow Larry Diamond

The Spirit of Democracy

The Struggle to Build Free Societies Throughout the World

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Spirit of Democracy by Senior Research Fellow Larry Diamond

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"Meticulous . . . [Diamond] gleaned that . . . the fate of democracy was not driven by events but by the passion of individual people." "The New York Times Book Review"In 1974, nearly three-quarters of all countries were dictatorships; today, more than half are democracies. Yet recent efforts to promote democracy have stumbled, and many democratic governments are faltering. In this sweeping vision for advancing freedom around the world, renowned social scientist Larry Diamond examines how and why democracy progresses. He demonstrates that the desire for democracy runs deep, even in very poor countries, and that seemingly entrenched regimes like Iran and China could become democracies within a generation. He also dissects the causes of the "democratic recession" in critical states, including the crime-infested oligarchy in Russia and the strong-armed populism of Venezuela. To spur a renewed democratic boom Diamond urges the United States to vigorously support good governance and free civic organizations. Only then will the spirit of democracy be secured."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780805089134
ISBN-10: 0805089136
Format: Paperback / softback
(201mm x 132mm x 20mm)
Pages: 448
Imprint: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publisher: Henry Holt & Company Inc
Publish Date: 12-Mar-2009
Country of Publication: United States


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Author Biography - Senior Research Fellow Larry Diamond

"Larry Diamond" is the author of "Squandered Victory" and a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University. He has served as the co-editor of the widely respected "Journal of Democracy" since its founding in 1990. He lives in Stanford, California.

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