ERIC Number: ED317480
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
The Democratic Revolution. Proceedings of a Conference (Washington, D.C., May 1-2, 1989).
National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC.
Divided into seven sections, the presentations contained in these proceedings give an international perspective on the growth of democracy in the world, and the many obstacles that might inhibit it. The first section, on Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union contains papers from four East Block scholars who discuss the rise of democracy in communist Europe. The section on Africa includes papers by four African panelists who discuss the development of democracy in light of the continent's historical, geographical, cultural, social, and political background. The "Luncheon Session" section has four presentations on democracy and human rights, focusing on Central American and Caribbean countries. The section on Latin America and the Caribbean includes papers by four panelists who discuss democracy against the backdrop of the region's economics, politics, social change, and serious problems such as drug trafficking, which influence and are influenced by democractic reform. The section on Asia contains four papers that discuss democratic development in China, India, the Philippines, and Turkey. A section headed "Senatorial Remarks" contains brief addresses by U.S. Senators John McCain and Lloyd Bentsen, in which they comment on the conference and democratic changes in the world. The final section contains four addresses presented at the "Idea of Democracy" panel. Final sections report on the conference's State Department reception, the award luncheon, and the president's meeting with awardees. A list of conference participants other than those whose names approved as speakers is given at the conclusion of the book. (AS)
Descriptors: Communism, Democracy, Democratic Values, Developing Nations, Foreign Countries, International Relations, Political Influences, Social Change
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Africa; Asia; Europe; United States; USSR