By Zoltan Barany, Robert G. Moser
Can democratic states transplant the seeds of democracy into constructing nations? What have political thinkers going again to the Greek city-states considered their means to advertise democracy? How can democracy be demonstrated in divided societies? during this well timed quantity a extraordinary crew of political scientists seeks solutions to those and different primary questions at the back of the idea that referred to as "democracy promotion." Following an illuminating concise dialogue of what political philosophers from Plato to Montesquieu considered the difficulty, the authors discover the structural preconditions (culture, divided societies, civil society) in addition to the associations and methods of democracy development (constitutions, elections, protection region reform, clash, and trade). alongside the best way they proportion insights approximately what rules have labored, which of them must be stronger or discarded, and, extra in general, what complex democracies can do to additional the reason for democratization in a globalizing global. In different phrases, they search solutions to the query, Is democracy exportable?