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International Political Economy Series

Democratization in the Global South

The Importance of Transformative Politics

Editors: Stokke, K., Törnquist, O. (Eds.)

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Given the weaknesses of mainstream democratisation since the 1980s, the authors present a cutting edge examination of dynamics of political change in the direction of more substantive democracy. While focusing on the Global South, they also draw comparisons from historical and contemporary experiences from Scandinavia.

About the authors

Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Brown University, USA Einar Braathen, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, Norway Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, Norway Neera Chandhoke, University of Delhi, India John Harriss, Simon Fraser University, Canada Patrick Heller, Brown University, USA David Christoffer Jordhus-Lier, University of Oslo, Norway Cornelis Lay, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia James Manor, Institute of Commonwealth Studies, University of London, UK Kristen Nordhaug, Oslo University College, Norway Pratikno, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia Kristian Stokke, University of Oslo, Norway Ana Claudia Teixeira, University of Campinas, Brazil Olle Törnquist, University of Oslo, Norway Jayadeva Uyangoda, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Reviews

'In recent decades, a remarkable shift away from authoritarianism and towards democracy has occurred in many parts of the developing world. However alongside this political shift, dramatic economic and social inequalities and inequities remain. While social scientists have devoted much energy to explaining how and why democratization occurs, they have devoted much less energy to explaining the conditions under which further democratization is able to help promote economic and social development. This book aims to help fill this lacunae, focusing directly on issues related to the substantive impact of democracy on the lives of ordinary citizens. This book, the third in a series of books by a distinguished group of international scholars on the challenges and dynamics of democratization in the Global South, is a welcome contribution to a critical field of study and should be of interest to students of both development and democracy.' -Sheri Berman, Columbia University, USA

'This book provides vauable insights on how democracy can be deepened and made to serve the interests of working people without sacrificing economic growth. The point of departure is Nordic social democracy, but the challenges of economic development, institution building and political mobilization in the Global South provide the context for understanding the book's core concern of transformative politics. Students of comparative politics, political economy and development studies in general will find this book useful.' -Yusuf Bangura, former Research Coordinator at UNRISD

'Bringing together an impressive collection of contributors, intelligent comparative analysis, and in-depth understanding of countries across the Global South, this volume makes a significant contribution to the study of processes of democratic transformation. It will be valued in political science, development studies, and beyond.' - Glyn Williams, University of Sheffield, UK


Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Transformative Democratic Politics

    Stokke, Kristian (et al.)

    Pages 3-20

  • The Relevance of the Scandinavian Experiences

    Stokke, Kristian (et al.)

    Pages 21-41

  • Participation and Democratic Transformation: Building Effective Citizenship in Brazil, India and South Africa

    Heller, Patrick

    Pages 42-74

  • Social Movements and the ‘Pink Tide’ Governments in Latin America: Transformation, Inclusion and Rejection

    Bull, Benedicte

    Pages 75-99

  • Paradigmatic Failures of Transformative Democratic Politics: Indonesia and Sri Lanka in Comparative Perspective

    Stokke, Kristian (et al.)

    Pages 100-124

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Democratization in the Global South
Book Subtitle
The Importance of Transformative Politics
Editors
  • K. Stokke
  • O. Törnquist
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-37004-3
DOI
10.1057/9780230370043
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-37003-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35067-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 320
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