from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The introduction of democracy, its functions or principles, to an area or country which did not have democracy previously.
- n. The spread of democracy as a concept.
- n. The making more democratic of a political system.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of rendering or the process of becoming democratic: as, the democratization of European institutions. Also spelled democratisation.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the action of making something democratic
Further democratization is a natural process motivated by the vital requirements and principles of internal developments, but not by the desire to receive somebody's approval.
A process began which they called a democratization process.
Dobbins said the Google incident a perfect example of how the botnet has enabled what he calls the democratization of espionage.
If Prahalad's work had a common theme - if he himself had a core competency -- it was what he called the democratization of commerce.
At a moment in which the role of American global leadership is being questioned, Ankara's newfound swagger and emergence as an international leader should be a welcomed sign of a more responsible partner in regional stability and long-term democratization that are in the American national interest.
Acemoglu and Robinson have recently done much to academically revive the view that democratization is a struggle between pro-democratic masses and anti-democratic elites.
AIDS will reverse trends in democratization; it will give rise to warlords, rogue leaders and conflict.
Looking closely, a clear case for democratization is harder to make.
His work on the third wave of democratization is a landmark in that field and offfered valuable advice on consolidating democracy.
While some China experts think that democratization is an inevitable first step to total economic domination, Andy Nathan, author of How East Asians View Democracy, believes otherwise.