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  • Civil Society Activism under Authoritarian Ruleby Francesco Cavatorta

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 150.00

    This book examines how civil society actors operate under authoritarian constraints, and examines how this is linked to regime change. This book moves beyond traditional notions of civil society and explains the complexity of state-society relations in authoritarian contexts outside the framework of democratization. Rejecting a wholly normative... more...

  • The international dimension of the failed Algerian transitionby Francesco Cavatorta

    Manchester University Press 2009; US$ 95.00

    The book builds an innovative theoretical framework, through which previously neglected international factors are brought into the analysis of transitions to democracy. The case of Algeria is then explored in great detail. This volume is an important contribution to the literature on democratization and provides an interesting analysis of Algerian... more...

  • Civil Society and Democratization in the Arab Worldby Francesco Cavatorta; Vincent Durac

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 44.95

    The transition paradigm has traditionally viewed civil society activism as an essential condition for the establishment of democracy. The democracy promotion strategies of Western policy-makers have, therefore, been based on strengthening civil society in authoritarian settings in order to support the development of social capital -to challenge undemocratic... more...

  • DEMOCRATIZATION IN THE MUSLIM WORLDby Frederic Volpi; Francesco Cavatorta

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    This book examines the role that political Islam plays in processes of democratization in the Muslim world, detailing the political processes that facilitate the collective learning of democratic ways of solving the practical problems of those polities. Democratization in the Muslim World represents an important contribution to the debate on... more...

  • THE FOREIGN POLICIES EU AND UNITEDby Francesco Cavatorta; Vincent Durac

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 37.95

    The war in Iraq seemed to bring to a head underlying differences between the United States and the vast majority of European countries regarding the best means to maintain international peace and stability. The unilateralism of the United States as opposed to the multilateralism of the European Union is seen as a very significant source of potential... more...

  • Religiously Oriented Parties and Democratizationby Luca Ozzano; Francesco Cavatorta

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    To the surprise of both academics and policy-makers, religion has not been relegated entirely to the private sphere; quite the contrary. Over the last few decades, religion has begun to play a significant role in public affairs and, in many cases, directly in political systems. This edited volume analyses in detail how religion and religious precepts... more...

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