- Machine generated contents note: -- Contents -- Preface and Acknowledgements -- 1. Introduction: The Arab Spring in Global Perspective -- World Politics Twenty-Five Years After History 'Ended' -- A Return to Grand Theory in the Study of World Politics -- PART I: THE ARAB SPRING AND GLOBAL DEMOCRATIZATION -- 2. The Arab Spring and Democratic Socialization: Transnational Influences -- Democratic Socialization in World Politics -- The Arab Spring and Transnational Democratization -- Economic Modernization -- Moderate Religious Movements -- Communications Technology -- 3. The Arab Spring and Democratic Socialization: International Influences -- The Arab Spring and International Democratization -- Prospects for Democracy in the Middle East -- PART II: THE TRIUMPH OF DEMOCRACY -- 4. The Worldwide Crisis of Authoritarianism -- Modernization and the Growth of the Global Middle Class -- Low-grade Authoritarianism -- High-grade Authoritarianism -- Extremism and Diversionary Tactics -- 5. The Expansion of the Global Democratic Community -- Emerging Democracies in World Politics -- The Spread of Democracy in the non-Western World -- A Fourth Wave of Democratization -- The Developing World's 'Second Struggle for Independence' -- PART III: THE ECLIPSE OF THE WEST -- 6. A Post-Western Democratic Order -- The Convergence of Civilizations -- Overtaking the West: The Role of Institutions -- The World the West Made: 'Everyone's World' -- 7. Global Democratic Futures: The Clash of Democratizations -- Inter-Democratic Conflict in World Politics -- The Politics of Global Democratization -- Reforming Global Governance: The 'Reverse Colonization' of International Society -- 8. Conclusions: A Global Spring -- Bibliography -- Figures -- Figure 1.0 Proportion of Democratic States in the International System.
- "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"--
- Democracy—Developing countries
- Democratization—Developing countries
- Arab Spring, 2010-
- World politics—21st century
- Globalization—Political aspects
- Developing countries—Politics and government—21st century
- Western countries—Foreign relations—Developing countries
- Developing countries—Foreign relations—Western countries
- 9781137353863 (hardback)
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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