Democratization in the Global South: The Importance of Transformative Politics

Hardcover | March 8, 2013

EditorKristian Stokke, Olle Törnquist

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Transformative democratic politics are necessary to the advance of substantive democratization. They are vital to the improvement of popular control over public affairs and for promoting economic growth and social welfare. In this diverse collection, the authors examine the political dynamics of democratization in the Global South, and the potential and problems of transformative strategies in new growth economies, as well as the benefits for post-clientelist transformations. If the contemporary challenge for democratization in the Global South is to substantiate formal and minimalist democracy, the contribution of this book is to point to the centrality of transformative democratic politics.

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Transformative democratic politics are necessary to the advance of substantive democratization. They are vital to the improvement of popular control over public affairs and for promoting economic growth and social welfare. In this diverse collection, the authors examine the political dynamics of democratization in the Global South, and...

Kristian Stokke is Professor of Human Geography at the University of Oslo, Norway. He specialises in movement politics, democratisation and conflict transformation in South and Southeast Asia. Olle Törnquist is Professor of Political Science at the University of Oslo, Norway. His field of expertise includes theories of politics and de...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:320 pages, 9.65 × 5.62 × 0.94 inPublished:March 8, 2013Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 13:9780230370036

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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

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