Democratization: Building States & Democratic Processes eJournal
Editors: Brian Dale Shoup and Timothy William Waters
Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University Bloomington School of Law

This eJournal distributes working and accepted paper abstracts that examine the dilemmas and opportunities posed by using democratic institutions to build viable states. This includes issues related to post-conflict state-building, dilemmas of electoral and constitutional design in diverse societies, promoting the establishment of the rule of law necessary to economic development and theoretical approaches critiquing or advancing "best practices" for democratizing states. The journal proceeds from the assumption that no single academic perspective is capable of capturing the multiple aspects of democratic change and establishment of the rule of law. Consequently, article submissions from any academic discipline are welcome.

This eJournal is sponsored by the Indiana Democracy Consortium, a cross-disciplinary research initiative at Indiana University that is focused on the questions surrounding the creation and persistence of effective democratic governance. Given the fact that no single academic approach can capture the intricacies of democratic change, IDC faculty and students come from a broad array of intellectual disciplines and traditions, including Anthropology, Communication and Culture, History, Law, Political Science, and Sociology.

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Democratization: Building States & Democratic Processes eJournal Advisory Board
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Editors: Brian Dale Shoup and Timothy William Waters
Indiana University Bloomington and Indiana University Bloomington School of Law


William Bianco

Tom Ginsburg

Jeffrey C. Isaac

Robert Ivie

Patrick James Keenan

Christiana Ochoa

William E. Scheuerman

Regina Smyth

David Clair Williams

Susan Hoffman Williams