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The Democratic Century (Hardback)

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Where and why was democracy successful in the twentieth century? In The Democratic Century, Seymour Martin Lipset and Jason Lakin combine social, cultural, economic, and institutional analyses to explain why democracy has succeeded in some countries and failed in others.Defining democracy as a political system in which all adults may vote in contested elections to choose their representatives, Lipset and Lakin argue that the mainstays of a successful system are institutions that encourage the diffusion of power - such as competitive parties, an independent civil society, and federalist arrangements. But central to their argument is the notion that culture, at least as much as any other variable, is responsible for the establishment of democracy.



The authors' concept of culture is not static, however. They argue that, because cultures interact with social, economic, and political variables, they can change and become compatible with democracy. Consequently, Lipset and Lakin hope for a democratic twenty-first century.



The Democratic Century revisits theories from Lipset's earlier works, including the classics Agrarian Socialism and Political Man. But the authors do more than update Lipset's work; they offer an expansive view of democratic systems and of the vast body of relevant literature.

History & PoliticsPolitics & governmentPolitical structure & processesPolitical structures: democracy Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press Publication Date: 12/09/2019 ISBN-13: 9780806136189  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Seymour Martin Lipset (1922 to 2006) was a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institute and Hazel Professor Emeritus of Public Policy at the Institute of Public Policy, George Mason University. He was the author or coauthor of more than twenty books. Jason Lakin, previously a Fulbright Scholar in Chile, is a Ph.D. candidate in Government and Social Policy at Harvard University.

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