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The Triumph of Democracy and the Eclipse of the West

  • Authors
  • Ewan Harrison
  • Sara McLaughlin Mitchell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Introduction: The Arab Spring in Global Perspective

    1. Ewan Harrison, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell
      Pages 1-24
  3. The Arab Spring and Global Democratization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 25-25
    2. Ewan Harrison, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell
      Pages 27-51
    3. Ewan Harrison, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell
      Pages 53-72
  4. The Triumph of Democracy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 73-73
    2. Ewan Harrison, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell
      Pages 75-99
    3. Ewan Harrison, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell
      Pages 101-125
  5. The Eclipse of the West

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. Ewan Harrison, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell
      Pages 129-147
    3. Ewan Harrison, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell
      Pages 149-175
    4. Ewan Harrison, Sara McLaughlin Mitchell
      Pages 177-200
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 201-265

About this book

Introduction

This book explores the paradox of the worldwide spread of democracy and capitalism in an era of Western decline. The rest is overtaking the West as Samuel Huntington predicted, but because it is adopting Western institutions. The emerging global order offers unprecedented opportunities for the expansion of peace, prosperity, and freedom. Yet this is not the 'end of history', but the beginning of a post-Western future for the democratic project. The major conflicts of the future will occur between the established democracies of the West and emerging democracies in the developing world as they seek the benefits and recognition associated with membership of the democratic community. This 'clash of democratizations' will define world politics.

Keywords

conflict democracy democratization global governance Governance Institution

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