RC13 - Democratization in Comparative Perspective

Chair

Bartłomiej Zdaniuk
bartlomiej.zdaniuk@uw.edu.pl

Institute of Political Science
Faculty of Political Science and International Studies
University of Warsaw

 

Vice-Chairs

Dirk Kotzé
kotzedj@unisa.ac.za

University of South Africa

Adam Szymański
ad_szym@poczta.onet.pl

University of Warsaw

 

Secretary

Melba Nyabereka
melbanyabereka@gmail.com

Department of Political Science
Monash University, South Africa Campus
South Africa

 

Background

Recognised as study group in 1989; granted research committee status in 1994.

 

Objectives

 

Deals with the basic conditions of democracy, but also the more specific aspects of the recent “wave”, in a systematic comparative manner. The present focus in on the historical and cultural particularities of this process in the major regions of the world (ie Africa, Latin America, Asia and Eastern Europe, thus far). Further work will concentrate on the theoretical implications of these processes and the risks and chances for a further consolidation and deepening of democracy in all parts of the world.

 

Website

http://rc13.ipsa.org/