The Secret Supports of Mongolian Democracy

Article
January 2017

This sparsely populated, landlocked country sandwiched between much larger authoritarian neighbors has nonetheless managed to maintain a fairly robust democracy. The secret lies in its energetic civil society.

Does Diversity Hurt Democracy?

Article
July 2012

It has been claimed in the pages of this jounal that a homogeneous society is an advantage when it comes to democratization. How might this suggestion be empirically tested, and with what (perhaps preliminary) results?

Indonesia: The Benefits of Civic Engagement

Article
January 2012

Indonesia, a populous, poor, predominantly Muslim society, has been able to maintain democracy thanks to a vibrant associational life.

Stronger Legislatures, Stronger Democracies

Article
January 2006

Evidence from the postcommunist countries shows that the strength of the legislature may be the institutional key to democratic consolidation.

Does Diversity Hurt Democracy?

Article
January 2004

It has been claimed in the pages of this journal that a homogeneous society is an advantage when it comes to democratization. How might this suggestion be empirically tested, and with what (perhaps preliminary) results?

Ten Years after the Soviet Breakup: Putin's Path

Article
October 2001

Although his methods are hardly democratic, Putin's efforts to strengthen the Russian state may help democracy in the long term.