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Plattner, Marc F. 1945-

Works: 75 works in 363 publications in 4 languages and 12,162 library holdings
Genres: Case studies  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Editor, Author, Publishing director, Compiler
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Most widely held works by Marc F Plattner
Democracy in decline? by Larry Jay Diamond( )

14 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For almost a decade, Freedom House's annual survey has highlighted a decline in democracy in most regions of the globe. While some analysts draw upon this evidence to argue that the world has entered a "democratic recession," others dispute that interpretation, emphasizing instead democracy's success in maintaining the huge gains it made during the last quarter of the twentieth century. Discussion of this question has moved beyond disputes about how many countries should be classified as democratic to embrace a host of wider concerns about the health of democracy: the poor economic and political performance of advanced democracies, the new self-confidence and assertiveness of a number of leading authoritarian countries, and a geopolitical weakening of democracies relative to these resurgent authoritarians. In Democracy in Decline?, eight of the world's leading public intellectuals and scholars of democracy--Francis Fukuyama, Robert Kagan, Philippe C. Schmitter, Steven Levitsky, Lucan Way, Thomas Carothers, and editors Larry Diamond and Marc F. Plattner--explore these concerns and offer competing viewpoints about the state of democracy today. This short collection of essays is essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the latest thinking on one of the most critical questions of our era"--
Authoritarianism goes global : the challenge to democracy by Larry Jay Diamond( )

12 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 858 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Globalization, power, and democracy by Marc F Plattner( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2004 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though the year 2000 marks the turn of the century and of the millennium, the great turn in the realm of international politics occurred a decade earlier, with the Revolutions of 1989-91. The breakup of the Soviet Union's external empire in Eastern Europe, soon followed by the demise of the USSR itself, destroyed the bipolar structure that had characterized world politics for almost half a century. But while the dramatic collapse of communism left no room for doubt that the era of the Cold War had come to an end, there was very little agreement about the nature of the new international order being born. This book explores the emerging post-Cold War international system and its implications for the future expansion and consolidation of democracy. Bringing together both experts on international relations and scholars of democracy from Europe, North America, and Asia, it examines the link between these two subjects in a way that is rarely done. While a large literature has emerged in recent years on the effects of democracy on international relations (the debate over what is often called the theory of "democratic peace"), the authors of the present volume instead examine the other side of this relationship--the impact of the international system on the prospects for democracy.--Publisher description
The global resurgence of democracy by Larry Jay Diamond( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1996 in English and Turkish and held by 705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This edition covers a wide range of conceptual, historical, institutional, and policy issues. Topics addressed include the question of civil society, and the problems confronting democratic governments and movements in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the post-communist countries
Democratization in Africa by Larry Jay Diamond( Book )

15 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africa presents a mixed picture. A number of African countries have been convulsed by high-profile crises, while others have continued making progress on difficult path toward democratic stability. Democratization in Africa: Progress and Retreat brings into focus complex landscape of African politics by pairing broad analytical surveys with country-specific case studies, most previously published in the Journal of Democracy and all written by prominent Africanists with deep knowledge of the continent and their subject countries. Thematic chapters address major forces working for and against African democracy: phenomenon of "frontier Africa"; presidentialism; rise of independent legislatures; rule of law versus the "big man"; the institutionalization of political power; decline of military coups; paradox of growth without prosperity; and roles of formal and informal institutions. Countries examined include Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somaliland, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. This is an essential primer for students of African politics and those interested in future of democracy--Publisher's description
Islam and democracy in the Middle East( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Turkey's experience highlights the critical role of political Islam as a force for change. While acknowledging the enduring attraction of radical Islam throughout the Arab world, the concluding chapters carefully assess the recent efforts of Muslim civil society activists and intellectuals to promote a liberal Islamic alternative. Their struggles to affirm the compatibility of Islam and pluralistic democracy face daunting challenges, not least of which is the persistent efforts of many Arab rulers to limit the influence of all advocates of democracy, secular or religious
Rousseau's state of nature : an interpretation of the Discourse on inequality by Marc F Plattner( Book )

15 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The global divergence of democracies( )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latin America's struggle for democracy( Book )

8 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nationalism, ethnic conflict, and democracy( Book )

9 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 515 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalism, socialism, and democracy revisited( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Italian and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The state of India's democracy( Book )

9 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newest volume in the acclaimed Journal of Democracy series examines the state of India's democracy. As India marks its sixtieth year of independence, it has become an ever more important object of study for scholars of comparative democracy. It has long stood out as a remarkable exception to theories holding that low levels of economic development and high levels of social diversity pose formidable obstacles to the successful establishment and maintenance of democratic government. In recent decades, India has proven itself capable not only of preserving democracy, but of deepening and broadening it by moving to a more inclusive brand of politics. Political participation has widened, electoral alternation has intensified, and civil society has pressed more vigorously for institutional reforms and greater government accountability. Yet political scientists still have not devoted to this country, which contains more than one-sixth of the world's population, the kind of attention that its significance warrants. The essays in The State of India's Democracy focus on India's economy, society, and politics, providing illuminating insights into the past accomplishments of Indian democracy as well as the continuing challenges that it faces
The self-restraining state : power and accountability in new democracies by A (Andreas); Diamond, L J (Larry Jay); Plattner, M F (Marc F) Schedler( Book )

11 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analisa os problemas atuais da democracia, tais como violação de direitos humanos, corrupção, clientelismo, abuso de poder e a necessidade da criação de mecanismos de controle do estado, uma vez que so os cidadaos não são capazes de exercer este controle
Democracy in East Asia( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Predicts that East Asia, with its remarkable diversity of political regimes, economies, and religions, would likely be the critical arena in the global struggle for democracy, a prediction that has proven prescient. This title offers a treatment of the political landscape in both Northeast and Southeast Asia
Civil-military relations and democracy( Book )

12 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a conference held in Washington, DC, 13-14 Mar 1995
Human rights in our time : essays in memory of Victor Baras by Victor Baras( Book )

9 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Electoral systems and democracy( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The newest volume in the acclaimed Journal of Democracy series addresses electoral systems and democracy. As the number of democracies has increased around the world, a heated debate has emerged among experts about which system best promotes the consolidation of democracy. Is proportional representation, a majoritarian system, a mixture of the two, or some other system the best for new democracies? This book compares the experiences of diverse countries, from Latin America to southern Africa, from Uruguay, Japan, and Taiwan to Israel, Afghanistan, and Iraq
Economic reform and democracy( Book )

10 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World religions and democracy( Book )

6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Can religion be compatible with liberal democracy? World Religions and Democracy brings together insights from renowned scholars and world leaders in a timely discussion of religions' role in the success or failure of democracy. An essay by Alfred Stepan outlines the concept of "twin tolerations" and differentiation, and creates a template that can be applied to all of the religion-democracy relationships observed and analyzed throughout the volume. "Twin tolerations" means that there is a clear distinction and a mutual respect between political authorities and religious leaders and bodies. When true differentiation is accomplished, the religious sector enjoys freedom of activity and the ability to peacefully influence its members but does not wield direct political power. A country's ability to implement the principle of differentiation directly affects the successful development of democracy."--Jacket
Liberation technology : social media and the struggle for democracy( Book )

5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book also includes in-depth analysis of specific technologies such as Ushahidi-a platform developed to document human-rights abuses in the wake of Kenya's 2007 elections-and alkasir-a tool that has been used widely throughout the Middle East to circumvent cyber-censorship
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Democracy in East Asia
The global resurgence of democracyDemocratization in AfricaIslam and democracy in the Middle EastThe global divergence of democraciesLatin America's struggle for democracyNationalism, ethnic conflict, and democracyCapitalism, socialism, and democracy revisitedThe state of India's democracy
Alternative Names
Plattner, Marc 1945-

Plattner, Marc F.

Plattner, Mark 1945-

Платтнер, Марк 1945-

مارك بلاتنر، 1945-

플래트너, 마크

プラットナー, M. F