In the summer of 1997, I was asked by a leading Japanese newspaper what I thought was the most important thing that had happened in the twentieth century. I found this to be an unusually thought-provoking question, since so many things of gravity have happened over the last hundred years. The European empires, especially the…
Volume 10, Issue 3
Latin America's Imperiled Progress
Review of Sultanistic Regimes, by H.E. Chehabi and Juan J. Linz, ed.
Review of Democracy and Its Alternatives: Understanding Post-Communist Societies, by Richard Rose, William Mishler, and Christian Haerpfer.
Excerpts from: a United Nations Commission on Human Rights resolution on the “Promotion of the Right to Democracy”; remarks by Aung San Suu Kyi, General Secretary of Burma’s National League for Democracy; the “Casablanca Declaration of the Arab Human Rights Movement”; Nigerian president Olusegun Obasanjo’s inaugural speech.
Reports on elections in Algeria, Armenia, Benin, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Nepal, Panama, Slovakia, South Africa, Turkey.