Definition of democratization in English:

democratization

(British democratisation)

noun

mass noun
  • 1The introduction of a democratic system or democratic principles.

    ‘he has funded efforts to promote democratization in Europe’
    ‘the Reform Bill was the first step towards democratization of Parliament’
    • ‘For the countries with which we don't get along very well, we are proposing regime change, actual democratization.’
    • ‘In addition, the nation's political democratization was also greatly enhanced by overseas support.’
    • ‘The road to the further democratisation of our country is once more open.’
    • ‘He said he will not clash with the new president as long as she pursues democratization.’
    • ‘In 1948, however, democratization was halted by a military coup.’
    • ‘Dependence on oil tends to impede democratization.’
    • ‘They agreed to support the democratization and nation-building process in the country now ruled by a military junta.’
    • ‘Just as the U.S. administration has become more vocal about advocating democratization globally, Venezuela and the United States have fallen out of step.’
    • ‘Most obviously, the collapse of communism unleashed a wave of ethnic nationalisms in Eastern Europe which dramatically affected the democratization process.’
    • ‘Thus, the paper became the hope and catalyst for the country's democratization movement.’
    1. 1.1The action of making something accessible to everyone.
      ‘the democratization of information through technology’
      • ‘He began the democratisation of grandeur, a process that continued through the 19th century.’
      • ‘The institutions would be forced to undergo fundamental democratisation that would remove control over them by the G7 countries.’
      • ‘If history is any guide, the democratization promised by Web 2.0 will eventually be succeeded by new monopolies which will have enormous power over our lives.’
      • ‘The Internet has several features that promote democratization and alternative spaces of citizen expression and activism.’
      • ‘Kirk has contributed greatly to the democratisation of electronic music and helped it becoming a genre to reckon with.’
      • ‘The idea of letting the public play in the ad game is what some call brand democratization.’
      • ‘The proposed democratization in a field that had previously recognized providers as the sole authority was very contentious.’
      • ‘Internet democratization has certain limits, since the Internet is reserved for those who are computer literate (and equipped).’
      • ‘Something I would really like to see, but I do not think is plausible now, is some form of corporate pay-scale democratization.’
      • ‘There is much utopian talk of electronic democratization and the liberalizing power of the Internet Here too, one must guard against excessive hope for a technological remedy for problems of political strife and representative governance.’

Pronunciation

democratization

/dɪˌmɒkrətʌɪˈzeɪʃ(ə)n/