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Democracy : stories from the long road to freedom / Condoleezza Rice.

Rice, Condoleezza, 1954- author. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781455540181
  • ISBN: 1455540188
  • Physical Description: 482 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Twelve, ©2017.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 449-466) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Prologue -- 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.
Summary, etc.: 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. While the ideal conditions for democracy are well known in academia, they never exist in the real world. The question is not how to create perfect circumstances but how to move forward under difficult ones.-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Democracy > History.
Democratization > Government policy > United States.
World politics > 1989-
United States > Foreign relations > 2001-2009.
Rice, Condoleezza, 1954-
Cabinet officers > United States > Biography.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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