Tiruneh, Gizachew Books
Dr. Tiruneh is Assistant Professor at the University of Central Arkansas. He received his Ph.D. in Comparative Politics and International Relations from the StateUniversity of New York Binghamton.2008 0-7734-5238-9
The author provides a new definition of democracy—one permitting the continuous achievement of a more equal distribution of political power—before discussing the main conditions (economic development, the political process, external influences) responsible for democratic transition and development. Arguing that post-modernization theory
can explain globalization, he builds on the democratic peace thesis, contending that globalization is a function of democracy.