ISBN-10:
0803990197
ISBN-13:
9780803990197
Pub. Date:
02/07/1996
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Waves of Democracy: Social Movements and Political Change / Edition 1

Waves of Democracy: Social Movements and Political Change / Edition 1

by John Markoff
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Overview

Waves of Democracy looks at two centuries of history of democratization as a series of multicontinental episodes in which social movements and elite power holders in many countries converged to reorganize political systems. Democracy is defined and redefined in these episodes. John Markoff examines several ways in which governing elites of national states mimic each other and ways in which social movements and elites interact. There is no other book written for undergraduates that looks at democracy over such a broad sweep of time and across so many countries and cultures.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780803990197
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 02/07/1996
Series: Sociology for a New Century Series , #10
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

John Markoff is Professor of Sociology and History at the University of Pittsburgh. He has published extensively in sociological, historical and political science journals. His recent work includes The Great Wave of Democracy in Historical Perspective (Cornell University Western Societies Monograph 32), The Abolition of Feudalism: Peasants, Lords and Legislators in the French Revolution (The Pennsylvania State University Press and (with Gilbert Shapiro) Revolutionary Demands: A Content Analysis of the Cahiers de Dol‚ances (Stanford University Press).

Table of Contents

A Quick History of Modern Democracy
States, Social Movement Challengers and Elite Reformers
Eighteenth-Century Revolution, Nineteenth-Century Eddies
Twentieth-Century Pendulum Swings
Semidemocracy, Pseudodemocracy, Democracy
Democracy's Future

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