What is democracy? Under what conditions does it thrive? What are the consequences of democracy?

This book aims to answer these questions and more by exploring different varieties of democracies around the world. It starts with definitions of democracy and then divides the concept into three dimensions, which provide a framework for the study of democracy in all its forms. These dimensions form the three main sections of the book:

*constitutional democracy which explores political rights
*participatory democracy which focuses on participation of citizens
*egalitarian democracy which examines outcomes of democracy in terms of equality.

Democracy concludes by surveying the findings of this empirical study and a discussion on the meanings and consequences of democracy in a globalizing world.

chapter |22 pages


Tocqueville's question

chapter 1|64 pages

Democracy: ideal or real? Introduction


part |2 pages

Part II

chapter 3|11 pages

The economy Introduction

chapter 4|7 pages

Ethnicity Introduction

chapter 5|16 pages

Religion Introduction

part |2 pages

Part III

chapter 6|33 pages

Political institutions Introduction

chapter 8|27 pages

The impact of institutional

conditions in Third World countries

chapter 9|24 pages

Equality Introduction

chapter 10|24 pages

Democracy, pollution and corruption Introduction

It unchallenged, there no longer competing model

part |2 pages

Part V Conclusions

chapter 12|28 pages

Conclusion: how can we enhance democracy? Introduction

can we enhance democracy?