Journal of Democracy April 2014 Issue


The April 2014 issue features a collection of seven essays exploring the “Shifting Tides in South Asia” in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

In Democratic Parliamentary Monarchies,” Alfred Stepan, the late Juan J. Linz, and Juli F. Minoves draw attention to the role that monarchies have played in the evolution of democracy. The authors contend that the European experience shows how Arab monarchies might aid or resist democratic development.

In Ethnic Power Sharing: Three Big Problems,” Donald L. Horowitz delves into the key challenges facing ethnic power-sharing arrangements, based on his presentation given for the2013 Seymour Martin Lipset Lecture on Democracy in the World. 

NED Board Member and Ambassador Princeton N. Lyman looks at Nelson Mandela’s impact on South African democracy and identifies his most important lesson: the key role of strong, indigenous democracy movements in  “Mandela’s Legacy at Home and Abroad.”

In addition, the April issue also includes Arch Puddington’s analysis of the Freedom House survey for 2013, and two essays on Zimbabwe by Charles Mangongera and Adrienne Labas.

See the table of contents for the April 2014 issue. ::VISIT

About the Journal of Democracy

For more than 20 years, the Journal of Democracy has been a leading voice in the conversation about government by consent and its place in the world. The Journal is published for the International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy by the Johns Hopkins University Press and full access is available to subscribers through Project MUSE.