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Description - Democracy's Good Name by Michael Mandelbaum

The last thirty years have witnessed a remarkably rapid rise of democracies around the world. In 1975, only thirty countries were democracies. Today, 119 of the worlds 190 countries are democratic. How did democracy establish itself so quickly and so widely? Why do some important countries and regions remain undemocratic? In Democracys Good Name, Michael Mandelbaum, one of Americas leading foreign policy thinkers, answers these questions. He discusses the relationship between democracy, on the one hand, and war and terrorism, on the other, and assesses the prospects for the establishment of democracy in Russia, China, and the Arab world. And he explains why the United States has found it so difficult to foster democratic governments in other countries.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781586486648
ISBN-10: 1586486640
Format: Paperback
(236mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: PublicAffairs,U.S.
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 5-Aug-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Michael Mandelbaum

Michel Mandelbaum is Professor of American Foreign Policy at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and a Senior Fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations. A regular foreign affairs columnist for Newsday and Time magazines, he is the author of eight previous book.

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