For those interested in the field of democracy studies debates in democratization 2010 is a solid introduction to some of the key debates in the literature over the last quarter of a century the book consists of five chapters each handling a particularly thorny issue in democracy studies today 1 consolidation 2 the transition . For more than twenty years the journal of democracy has been a leading voice in the conversation between scholars and practitioners about government by consent and its place in the contemporary world if democracy means anything it means robust debates over the years the pages of the journal have certainly seen their share of lively and illuminating scholarly disagreements. At a time when democracy seems to be in retreat in many parts of the world africa presents a more mixed picture democratization in africa progress and retreat brings into focus the complex landscape of african politics by pairing broad analytical surveys with country specific case studies. In political science a wave of democracy refers to a major surge of democracy in history although the term appears at least as early as 1887 it was popularized by samuel p huntington a political scientist at harvard university in his article published in the journal of democracy and further expounded in his 1991 book the third wave democratization in the late twentieth century. A journal of democracy book authoritarianism goes global the challenge to democracy democratization and authoritarianism in the arab world edited by larry diamond and marc f plattner debates on democratization edited by larry diamond marc f plattner and philip j costopoulos 2010 hardcover
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