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Stepan, Alfred C.

Works: 90 works in 471 publications in 5 languages and 14,781 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Essays 
Roles: Author, Editor, Honoree, Other, Originator
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Most widely held works by Alfred C Stepan
The military in politics; changing patterns in Brazil by Alfred C Stepan( Book )

33 editions published between 1971 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nature of the military institution in Brazil, its relations with civilian governments up to 1964, and its use of power since the coup of that year are examined by Alfred Stepan. Throughout his study, while looking at the Brazilian experience, he tests and reformulates implicit and explicit models, propositions, and middle-range hypotheses in the literature of civil-military relations and in political development theory. Professor Stepan's analysis suggests that many of the expectations and hypotheses held by theoreticians and policymakers about the capabilities of the military in moderni
The state and society : Peru in comparative perspective by Alfred C Stepan( )

22 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in English and Portuguese and held by 1,497 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Although the state's role in society has clearly expanded since the 1930s, its independent effect on social structure and change has been given little weight in modern political theories. To bring theory more into line with reality, Stepan proposes a new model of state autonomy which he shows to be particularly well suited for understanding political developments in the Iberian countries and their former Latin-American colonies. Originally published in 1978. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These paperback editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905
Democracy, Islam, and secularism in Turkey( )

10 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While Turkey has grown as a world power, promoting the image of a progressive and stable nation, several choices in policy have strained its relationship with the East and the West. Providing historical, social, and religious context for this behavior, the essays in Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey examine issues relevant to Turkish debates and global concerns, from the state's position on religion to its involvement with the European Union. Written by experts in a range of disciplines, the chapters explore the toleration of diversity during the Ottoman Empire's classical period; the erosion of ethno-religious heterogeneity in modern, pre-democratic times; Kemalism and its role in modernization and nation building; the changing political strategies of the military; and the effect of possible EU membership on domestic reforms. The essays also offer a cross-Continental comparison of "multiple secularisms," as well as political parties, considering especially Turkey's Justice and Development Party in relation to Europe's Christian Democratic parties. Contributors tackle critical research questions, such as the legacy of the Ottoman Empire's ethno-religious plurality and the way in which Turkey's assertive secularism can be softened to allow greater space for religious actors. They address the military's "guardian" role in Turkey's secularism, the implications of recent constitutional amendments for democratization, and the consequences and benefits of Islamic activism's presence within a democratic system. No other collection confronts Turkey's contemporary evolution so vividly and thoroughly or offers such expert analysis of its crucial social and political systems
Democracy and Islam in Indonesia( )

5 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indonesia's military government collapsed in 1998, igniting fears that economic, religious, and political conflicts would complicate any democratic transition. Yet in every year since 2006, the world's most populous Muslim country has received high marks from international democracy-ranking organizations. In this volume, political scientists, religious scholars, legal theorists, and anthropologists examine the theory and practice of Indonesia's democratic transition and its ability to serve as a model for other Muslim countries. They compare the Indonesian example with similar scenarios in Chile, Spain, India, and Tunisia, as well as with the failed transitions of Yugoslavia, Egypt, and Iran. Essays explore the relationship between religion and politics and the ways in which Muslims became supportive of democracy even before change occurred, and they describe how innovative policies prevented dissident military groups, violent religious activists, and secessionists from disrupting Indonesia's democratic evolution. The collection concludes with a discussion of Indonesia's emerging "legal pluralism" and of which of its forms are rights-eroding and rights-protecting
Boundaries of toleration( )

10 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How can people of diverse religious, ethnic, and linguistic allegiances and identities live together without committing violence, inflicting suffering, or oppressing each other? In this volume, contributors explore the limits of toleration and suggest we think beyond them to mutual respect. Salman Rushdie reflects on the once tolerant Sufi-Hindu culture of Kashmir. Ira Katznelson follows with an intellectual history of toleration as a layered institution in the West. Charles Taylor advances a new approach to secularism in our multicultural world, and Akeel Bilgrami responds by offering context and caution to that approach. Nadia Urbinati explores why Cicero's humanist ideal of Concord was not used in response to religious discord. The volume concludes with a refutation of the claim that toleration was invented in the West. Rajeev Bhargava writes on Asoka's India, and Karen Barkey explores toleration within the Ottoman and Habsburg Empires. Sudipta Kaviraj examines accommodations and conflicts in India, and Alfred Stepan highlights contributions to toleration and multiple democratic secularisms in such Muslim-majority countries as Indonesia and Senegal. --
The Breakdown of democratic regimes by Juan J Linz( Book )

31 editions published between 1978 and 1994 in English and held by 904 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Authoritarian Brazil: origins, policies, and future by Alfred C Stepan( Book )

23 editions published between 1972 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 821 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Problems of democratic transition and consolidation : southern Europe, South America, and post-communist Europe by Juan J Linz( Book )

18 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Italian and held by 741 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Linz and Stepan also illustrate how, without an effective state, there can be neither effective citizenship nor successful privatization. Further, they provide criteria and evidence for politicians and scholars alike to distinguish between democratic consolidation and pseudo-democratization, and they present conceptually driven survey data for each of the fourteen countries studied. Problems of Democratic Transition and Consolidation contains the first systematic comparative analysis of the process of democratic consolidation in southern Europe and the southern cone of South America, and it is the first book to ground post-Communist Europe within the literature of comparative politics and democratic theory
Democratizing Brazil : problems of transition and consolidation( Book )

10 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crafting State-Nations : India and other multinational democracies by Alfred C Stepan( )

15 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Political wisdom holds that the political boundaries of a state necessarily coincide with a nation's perceived cultural boundaries. This title provides the framework for the state-nation, a paradigm that addresses the need within democratic nations to accommodate distinct groups within a country while maintaining national political coherence
Rethinking military politics : Brazil and the Southern Cone by Alfred C Stepan( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En delvis revurdering af militærets politiske rolle på basis af en analyse af udviklingen i Brasilien, med inddragelse af erfaringerne fra andre sydamerikanske lande, der som Brasilien er vendt tilbage til civilt styre. Påviser bl.a. hvordan militærets kontrollerende organer - især efterretnings- og sikkerhedsstyrker - efterhånden blev en trussel for de militære magthavere. Behandler også militærets fortsatte indflydelse på de folkevalgte organer
Americas : new interpretive essays( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The region. Part II, New Voices/New Visions, explores the innovative and creative forces emerging in the region, including feminist movements, religious innovations, and developments in literature and the arts. Part III, American Identities in Formation, analyzes some of the varied identities of people of the region, from indigenous peoples in Mayan communities to immigrants and refugees within the Americas and in the United States
Problems confronting contemporary democracies : essays in honor of Alfred Stepan( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rethinking religion and world affairs by Timothy Samuel Shah( Book )

18 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In recent years, the role of religion in the study and conduct of international affairs has become increasingly important. The essays in this volume seek to question and remedy the problematic neglect of religion in extant scholarship, grappling with puzzles, issues, and questions concerning religion and world affairs in six major areas. Contributors critically revisit the "secularization thesis," which proclaimed the steady erosion of religion's public presence as an effect of modernization; explore the relationship between religion, democracy, and the juridico-political discourse of human rights; assess the role of religion in fomenting, ameliorating, and redressing violent conflict; and consider the value of religious beliefs, actors, and institutions to the delivery of humanitarian aid and the fostering of socio-economic development. Finally, the volume addresses the representation of religion in the expanding global media landscape, the unique place of religion in American foreign policy, and the dilemmas it presents. Drawing on the work of leading scholars as well as policy makers and analysts, Rethinking Religion and World Affairs is the first comprehensive and authoritative guide to the interconnections of religion and global politics."--Publisher's website
Arguing comparative politics by Alfred C Stepan( Book )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 442 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume brings together articles by the one of the leading scholars in comparative politics in the field of comparative politics and in particular, the topic of the nature of contemporary democracy and its prospects
Military force and American society by Bruce M Russett( Book )

10 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The new politics of national security: a selected and annotated research bibliography [by] Douglas H. Rosenberg and Raoul H. AlcalaÌ#x81;": pages [196]-371
Latin America( Book )

29 editions published between 1978 and 1987 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Democracies in danger by Alfred C Stepan( Book )

10 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and Armenian and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New governments established during the third wave of democratization in Latin America, Eastern and Central Europe, Africa, and Asia face increasing threats to stabilization and consolidation. Alfred Stepan, a major voice in democratization studies, gathers leading experts in political science and government to better understand what is going wrong and how it can be fixed. The contributors identify and analyze three key problems that endanger these democracies: ethnonational conflicts, domestic security and the role of police and military, and power sharing in presidential and semi-presidential systems. For each of these issues, essays evaluate promising new policies, advance alternatives, and suggest political reforms that could increase the success of democratic governance. Stepan's introduction reflects on why these three critical issues have been neglected or misconceptualized by practitioners and theorists alike. A conclusion by Fernando Henrique Cardoso, former president of Brazil, offers unique insight on how to successfully manage and solve these problems. Democracies in Danger is the product of informed and productive dialogue between former prime ministers and presidents of new democracies and leading democratization scholars. It will be essential in setting research agendas and policy discussions for a broad range of scholars and practitioners
Democratic transition in the Muslim world : a global perspective( )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contributors to this book are particularly interested in expanding our understanding of what helps, or hurts, successful democratic transition attempts in countries with large Muslim populations. Crafting pro-democratic coalitions among secularists and Islamists presents a special obstacle that must be addressed by theorists and practitioners. The argument throughout the book is that such coalitions will not happen if potentially democratic secularists are part of what Al Stepan terms the authoritarian regime's "constituency of coercion" because they (the secularists) are afraid that free elections will be won by Islamists who threaten them even more than the existing secular authoritarian regime. Tunisia allows us to do analysis on this topic by comparing two "least similar" recent case outcomes: democratic success in Tunisia and democratic failure in Egypt. Tunisia also allows us to do an analysis of four "most similar" case outcomes by comparing the successful democratic transitions in Tunisia, Indonesia, Senegal, and the country with the second or third largest Muslim population in the world, India. Did these countries face some common challenges concerning democratization? Did all four of these successful cases in fact use some common policies that while democratic, had not normally been used in transitions in countries without significant numbers of Muslims? If so, did these policies help the transitions in Tunisia, Indonesia, Senegal and India? If they did, we should incorporate them in some way into our comparative theories about successful democratic transitions
Politics, society, and democracy( Book )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the second of four volumes compiled in honor of Juan J. Linz and edited by H.E. Chehabi, Richard Gunther, Alfred Stepan, and Arturo Valenzuela. Each volume presents original research and theoretical essays by Linz's distinguished collaborators, students, teachers, and friends as well as overviews of his enormous contributions to Spanish and Latin American studies, comparative politics, and sociology."--BOOK JACKET. "Part One of this volume contains essays on research methodology that are a tribute to Linz's work. Part Two focuses on the question of political identities, a topic that has gained relevance in a world that is increasingly segmented by overarching political and economic blocks. The essays in Part Three follow Linz's seminal work on authoritarianism and totalitarianism, while the chapters in Part Four reexamine his preoccupation with the transition to and consolidation of democracy. The debate on parliamentarianism versus presidentialism lies at the heart of Part Five."--Jacket
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Authoritarian Brazil: origins, policies, and future
Authoritarian Brazil: origins, policies, and futureProblems of democratic transition and consolidation : southern Europe, South America, and post-communist EuropeDemocratizing Brazil : problems of transition and consolidationCrafting State-Nations : India and other multinational democraciesRethinking military politics : Brazil and the Southern ConeAmericas : new interpretive essaysArguing comparative politicsLatin AmericaDemocracies in danger
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Alfred Stepan Amerikaans politicoloog

Stepan, Al 1936-

Stepan, Alfred.

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Stepan Alfred 1936-2017

Stepan, Alfred C.

Stepan, Alfred Charles 1936-


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