Exporter la démocratie ?


Second Edition

Is democracy exportable? How does the democratic spirit arise in people, and in effect, how does one become a citizen of a democracy? And how is democracy established given the difficulties present where it would exist? What have been called democratic transitions have inspired hope for nearly thirty years, what with the fall of dictatorship in Spain and the disappearance of military regimes in Latin America, followed by the end of the Communist domination of Eastern Europe. But the hour of dissolution has sounded quickly in the wake of the rending apart of the former Yugoslavia and the Caucasus, the drift toward "authoritarian democracy" in Russia, the political impasse in Africa or greater still the corruption of liberty undertaken by current religious fundamentalists, as in the "ballistic democracy" of the Middle East.

Succumbing neither to absolute pessimism nor to blindness, this work reviews the likelihood of the consolidation of young democracies and the establishment of numerous, enduring authoritarian systems. It reminds us that the phenomenon of democratization is nothing new, and that it affected, in its time, Western Europe. This book then examines the obstacles blocking the way as the crucial role of political actors, who succeed or fail in the forever hazardous enterprise of a passage into democracy. Finally it observes how the classic democratic model again finds itself in competition with today's “illiberal” democracies, or by the combination of economic permissiveness and political inflexibility which today characterizes the “Beijing consensus.”


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Publisher
Presses de Sciences Po
Edition
2
Author
Guy Hermet,
Collection
Bibliothèque du citoyen
Language
French
Tags
, , Citizenship, Democracy, democratic transition
Publisher Category
> International
Publisher Category
> International field
Publisher Category
> Political Science
Publisher Category
> Politics
BISAC Subject Heading
POL000000 POLITICAL SCIENCE
Onix Audience Codes
01 General / trade
CLIL (Version 2013-2019)
3283 SCIENCES POLITIQUES
Title First Published
08 August 2008
Subject Scheme Identifier Code
Thema subject category: Politics & government

Paperback


Publication Date
08 August 2008
ISBN-13
978-2-7246-1078-9
Extent
Main content page count : 140
Code
978-2-7246-1078-9
Weight
150 grams
List Price
10.50 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

ePub


Publication Date
08 August 2008
ISBN-13
9782724687057
Product Content
Text (eye-readable)
Extent
Main content page count : 140
Code
9782724687057
Technical Protection ebook
Adobe DRM
List Price
6.99 €
ONIX XML
Version 2.1, Version 3

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Contents


INTRODUCTION

CHAPITRE 1. De quoi parle-t-on ?

Un gouvernement représentatif nommé démocratie
Démocratie politique, démocratie sociale, démocratie sans adjectif
Le seuil de la démocratie

CHAPITRE 2. Les démocraties fondatrices
L'hydre du suffrage universel
Les urnes contre la révolution
L'invention de l'État providence

CHAPITRE 3. Les démocratisations tardives
Les défaites de la démocratie
La vague démocratique de 1945
Les démocratisations latines
L'après-communisme

CHAPITRE 4. L’installation de la démocratie
L’abandon du navire
La distribution des rôles
La gestion des risques
L’agenda des priorités

CHAPITRE 5. La démocratie est-elle exportable ?
Les doctrines de la prédestination autoritaire
La démocratie sans conditions ?
Le retour de la démocratie avec adjectif
Du triomphe des droits de l’homme à la démocratie balistique

CHAPITRE 6. Comment devient-on démocrate ?
Le citoyen introuvable
Le débat théorique
Le débat pratique
La démocratie comme exercice ?
Entre le défi de l’islam et le consensus de Pékin

CONCLUSION