Volume 7, Issue 3
Is the Third Wave Over?
Democracy’s global advance is facing headwinds, but there are still opportunities for progress in pseudodemocratic and authoritarian states.
Democratization in the Middle East
A review of Comparative Constitutional Engineering: An Inquiry into Structures, Incentives and Outcomes, by Giovanni Sartori.
Grappling with Legitimacy
A review of Political Legitimacy in Southeast Asia: The Quest for Moral Authority, edited by Muthiah Alagappa.
Documents on Democracy
Excerpts from: Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui’s inaugural address; a ten-point declaration of a summit of more than a dozen Nigerian prodemocracy groups; an “Inter-American Convention Against Corruption”; resolutions adopted by Burma’s National League for Democracy.
News and Notes
NED Honors Taiwan’s President Lee; Hong Kong Legislator Awarded Freedom Prize; The Meaning of Modern Revolution; Report on NED’s International Forum.
Reports on elections in Albania, Bangladesh, Benin, Chad, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, India, Sierra Leone, South Korea, Suriname, Taiwan, Uganda, Western Samoa, Zimbabwe.