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Waves of Democracy
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Waves of Democracy
Social Movements and Political Change


Volume: 10
Other Titles in:
Democracy | Political Sociology

April 1996 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
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.
 
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This contains an interesting range of material in relation to democracy and social movements. I will recommend this as further reading.

Mr David Ness
Social Science, Moray College UHI
May 29, 2014

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