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Zusatztext '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 Informationen zum Autor Edited By Kristian Stokke and Olle Törnquist Klappentext 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. Zusammenfassung 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. Inhaltsverzeichnis PART I: TRANSFORMATIVE POLITICS IN HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE 1. Transformative Democratic Politics; K.Stokke & O.Törnquist 2. The Relevance of the Scandinavian Experiences; K.Stokke & O.Törnquist 3. Participation and Democratic Transformation: Building Effective Citizenship in Brazil, India and South Africa; P.Heller 4. Social Movements and the 'Pink Tide' Governments in Latin America: Transformation, Inclusion and Rejection; B.Bull 5. Paradigmatic Failures of Transformative Democratic Politics: Indonesia and Sri Lanka in Comparative Perspective; K.Stokke & O.Törnquist PART II: TRANSFORMATIVE POLITICS IN THE CONTEXT OF GROWTH ECONOMIES 6. Accumulation and Inequality in China: What Spaces for Inclusion and Welfare?; K.Nordhaug 7. Globalisation and Democracy: The Equivocality of a Relationship; N.Chandhoke 8. Transformative Democratic Politics in Liberalising India?; J.Harriss 9. Trade Unions and Transformative Democratic Politics: Political Representation and Popular Mobilisation during Local Government Reform in South Africa; D.C.Jordhus-Lier 10. Transformation Institutionalized? Making Sense of Participatory Democracy in the Lula Era; G.Baiocchi, E.Braathen & A.C.Teixeira ...

'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



Autorentext

Edited By Kristian Stokke and Olle Törnquist



Klappentext

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.



Inhalt

PART I: TRANSFORMATIVE POLITICS IN HISTORICAL AND COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE 1. Transformative Democratic Politics; K.Stokke & O.Törnquist 2. The Relevance of the Scandinavian Experiences; K.Stokke & O.Törnquist 3. Participation and Democratic Transformation: Building Effective Citizenship in Brazil, India and South Africa; P.Heller 4. Social Movements and the 'Pink Tide' Governments in Latin America: Transformation, Inclusion and Rejection; B.Bull 5. Paradigmatic Failures of Transformative Democratic Politics: Indonesia and Sri Lanka in Comparative Perspective; K.Stokke & O.Törnquist PART II: TRANSFORMATIVE POLITICS IN THE CONTEXT OF GROWTH ECONOMIES 6. Accumulation and Inequality in China: What Spaces for Inclusion and Welfare?; K.Nordhaug 7. Globalisation and Democracy: The Equivocality of a Relationship; N.Chandhoke 8. Transformative Democratic Politics in Liberalising India?; J.Harriss 9. Trade Unions and Transformative Democratic Politics: Political Representation and Popular Mobilisation during Local Government Reform in South Africa; D.C.Jordhus-Lier 10. Transformation Institutionalized? Making Sense of Participatory Democracy in the Lula Era; G.Baiocchi, E.Braathen & A.C.Teixeira PART III: POTENTIALS FOR POST-CLIENTELIST TRANSFORMATIONS 11. Post-clientelist Initiatives; J.Manor 12. From Populism to Democratic Polity: Problems and Challenges in Solo, Indonesia; P.Lay & C.Lay 13. Re-politicizing Local Government for Politics of Transformation: Arguments from Sri Lanka; J.Uyangoda 14. Experiences and Strategic Intervention in Transformative Democratic Politics; K.Stokke & O.Törnquist

Produktinformationen

Titel: Democratization in the Global South
Untertitel: The Importance of Transformative Politics
Andere:
Editor:
EAN: 9780230370036
ISBN: 978-0-230-37003-6
Format: Fester Einband
Herausgeber: Springer Palgrave Macmillan
Genre: Sozialwissenschaften allgemein
Anzahl Seiten: 320
Gewicht: 542g
Größe: H25mm x B223mm x T149mm
Jahr: 2013
Auflage: 2013

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