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International Political Economy Series

Politicising Democracy

The New Local Politics of Democratisation

Editors: Harriss, J., Stokke, K., Törnquist, Olle (Eds.)

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There is a major contradiction in contemporary politics: there has been a wave of democratization that has swept across much of the world, while at the same time globalization appears to have reduced the social forces that have built democracy historically. This book, by an international group of authors, analyzes the ways in which local politics in developing countries - often neglected in work on democratization - render democratic experiments more or less successful in realizing substantial democracy.

About the authors

BJÖRN BECKMAN is Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Stocholm, Sweden HENK SCHULTE NORDHOLT is Professor of Asian History, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands SOPHIE OLDFIELD is Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Cape Town, South Africa JOEL ROCAMORA is Fellow of the Transnational Institute, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, and Director of the Philippine Institute for Popular Democracy, Philippines GÜNTHER SCHÖNLEITNER is a PhD candidate and Lord Dahrendorf Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), Development Studies Institute, UK JOHN T.SIDEL is Reader in South East Asian Politics at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK P.K. MICHAEL THARAKAN is associated with the Centre for Socio-Economic and Environmental Studies in Cochin, India.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Introduction: The New Local Politics of Democratisation

    Harriss, John (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Decentralisation in Indonesia: Less State, More Democracy?

    Nordholt, Henk Schulte

    Pages 29-50

  • Bossism and Democracy in the Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia: Towards an Alternative Framework for the Study of ‘Local Strongmen’

    Sidel, John T.

    Pages 51-74

  • Can Public Deliberation Democratise State Action?: Municipal Health Councils and Local Democracy in Brazil

    Schönleitner, Günther

    Pages 75-106

  • Historical Hurdles in the Course of the People’s Planning Campaign in Kerala, India

    Tharakan, P. K. Michael

    Pages 107-126

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Politicising Democracy
Book Subtitle
The New Local Politics of Democratisation
Editors
  • J. Harriss
  • K. Stokke
  • Olle Törnquist
Series Title
International Political Economy Series
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-50280-2
DOI
10.1057/9780230502802
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-3481-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-35519-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-51738-1
Series ISSN
2662-2483
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIII, 253
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