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Politicising Democracy

The New Local Politics of Democratisation


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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.

Author Biography

BJOERN 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 GUENTHER SCHOENLEITNER 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.
Release date NZ
November 11th, 2004
Edited by John Harriss Edited by Kristian Stokke Edited by Olle Tornquist
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
XXXIII, 253 p.
Palgrave Macmillan
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