Definitions for Democratization

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

de•moc•ra•tizedɪˈmɒk rəˌtaɪz(v.t.)-tized, -tiz•ing.

  1. to make democratic.

    Category: Government

Origin of democratize:

1790–1800; < F


Princeton's WordNet

  1. democratization, democratisation(noun)

    the action of making something democratic


  1. democratization(Noun)

    The introduction of democracy, its functions or principles, to an area or country which did not have democracy previously.

  2. democratization(Noun)

    The spread of democracy as a concept.

  3. democratization(Noun)

    The making more democratic of a political system.


  1. Democratization

    Democratization is the transition to a more democratic political regime. It may be the transition from an authoritarian regime to a full democracy, a transition from an authoritarian political system to a semi-democracy or transition from a semi-authoritarian political system to a democratic political system. The outcome may be consolidated or democratization may face frequent reversals. Different patterns of democratization are often used to explain other political phenomena, such as whether a country goes to a war or whether its economy grows. Democratization itself is influenced by various factors, including economic development, history, and civil society.


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