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PART ONE: COMPARATIVE DEMOCRATIZATION AND DICTATORSHIPS Turmoil in the Arab World Democracy in Southeast Asia Sub-Saharan Democracy PART TWO: ACCOUNTABILITY, CIVIL LIBERTIES, AND CIVIL SOCIETY Press Freedom Separatist Movements Gay Rights PART THREE: THE GLOBAL MARKET: DEVELOPMENT, POVERTY, AND INEQUALITY Rapid Urbanization Brazil on the Rise Future of the Euro Globalizing Science Evaluating Microfinance PART FOUR: SOCIAL POLICIES AND SOCIAL ISSUES Religious Fundamentalism Europe's Immigration Turmoil Honor Killings Social Welfare in Europe The Graying Planet