Problems of democratization-its successes, failures, and future prospects-belong to the most pressing concerns of our times. Empirical democratic theory has received many new impulses since the last wave of democratization in Latin America, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Southeast and East Asia. In this volume, the "state of the art", in this respect, is discussed by leading international experts including Laurence Whitehead, Gerardo Munck, Axel Hadenius, and Juan Linz. The book is based on the work and a series of panels and conferences organized by the Research Committee of the International Political Science Association (IPSA). The concepts and findings presented are of high relevance both for political science and practical politics.Berg-Schlosser, Dirk is the author of 'Democratization The State of the Art', published 2005 under ISBN 9783866490611 and ISBN 3866490615.