The Resource Democracy : stories from the long road to freedom, Condoleezza Rice

Democracy : stories from the long road to freedom, Condoleezza Rice

Label
Democracy : stories from the long road to freedom
Title
Democracy
Title remainder
stories from the long road to freedom
Statement of responsibility
Condoleezza Rice
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At a time when people around the world are wondering whether democracy is in decline, Condoleeza Rice shares insights from her experiences as a policymaker, scholar, and citizen in order to put democracy's challenges into perspective. When the United States was founded, it was the only attempt at self-government in the world. Today more than half of all countries qualify as democracies, and in the long run that number will continue to grow. Yet nothing worthwhile ever comes easily. Using America's long struggle as a template, Rice draws lessons for democracy around the world -- from Russia, Poland, and Ukraine, to Kenya, Colombia, and the Middle East. She finds that no transitions to democracy are the same because every country starts in a different place. Pathways diverge and sometimes circle backward. Time frames for success vary dramatically, and countries often suffer false starts before getting it right. But, Rice argues, that does not mean they should not try. The question is not how to create perfect circumstances but how to move forward under difficult ones. The pursuit of democracy is a continuing struggle shared by people around the world, whether they are opposing authoritarian regimes, establishing new democratic institutions, or reforming mature democracies to better live up to their ideals. The work of securing it is never finished
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
321.8
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
JC421
LC item number
.R49 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Democracy : stories from the long road to freedom, Condoleezza Rice
Publication
Copyright
Note
"May 2017"--Title page verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-466) and index
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
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Content category
  • text
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Content type code
  • txt
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Content type MARC source
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Contents
Introduction: Is democracy in retreat? -- The American experience -- Russia and the weight of history -- Martial law and the origins of Polish democracy -- Ukraine: "A made-up country"? -- Kenya: "Save our beloved country" -- Colombia: The era of democratic security -- The Middle East: Can democracy exist in a cauldron? -- Iraq: When tyrants fall -- Egypt and Tunisia: When old men fail -- Arab monarchies: Will they reform? -- Are authoritarians so bad? -- What democracy must deliver -- "Democracy is the worst ... except for all the others" -- Epilogue: They will look to America -- 2016
Control code
ocn958797575
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
viii, 486 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781455571192
Lccn
2016056710
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color), maps
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
u1932074
System control number
(OCoLC)958797575

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