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Democracy in the Third World

Robert Pinkney

ISBN 10: 8176497819 / ISBN 13: 9788176497817
Published by Viva Books Private Limited, 2004
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An incisive and provocative work, at once historical and analytical. a tour de force of comparative analysis.This work presents an interesting challenge to democratic assumptions and to Western conceptions of human rights.[Pinkney?s] smoothly written narrative leaves the reader with a keener understanding of the complexity and fragility of democratic rule. ?Journal of Third World Studies "Contains an in-depth and rigorous analysis of the factors contributing to and militating against the transition to democracy in the third world. .It is surely an accessible resource for both undergraduates and graduate students." ?Human Rights Quarterly "Although there has been a growing number of texts in the last few years addressing this complicated, enduring issue, few have been of the calibre of usefulness of this volume by Pinkney." ?Canadian Journal of Development Studies Thoroughly updating his widely acclaimed book on third world democracy, Pinkney incorporates provocative explorations of the influences of external forces, the roles of the state and civil society, and the varying trajectories of democratic consolidation (and decay). Contents: Introduction ? The Nature of Democracy: Radical Democracy; Guided Democracy; Liberal Democracy; Socialist Democracy; Consociational Democracy; Democratic Forms: Pure and Perverted; The Democratic Melting Pot. ? The Conditions for Democracy: Economic Development; Political Attitudes and Behavior; Interelite Relations; Social Structures and Interactions Between Social Groups; Political Institutions; Sequences in Development; External Influences; Lessons for the Third World ? Democracy and the End of Empire : The Impact of Colonial Rule; The Timing of Colonization; The Depth of Colonial Penetration; Centers of Power; Relations Between Colonizers and Indigenous Populations; The Transfer of Power; The Preparation for Independence; Consensus Between Colonial Powers and Nationalist Politicians; Mass Power Bases and Mass Containment; Democracy and Consensus Between Groups; The Economics of Democracy; Conclusion: The Prospects for Democracy at Independence ? The Eclipse of Democracy: Some False Dawns; The Undermining of Democracy; Economic Explanations; Social Explanations; Institutional Explanations; Behavioral Explanations; Military Explanations; External Influences; Conclusion ? State, Civil Society, and Democracy: State and Civil Society; The Retreating State; The Rise of Civil Society; Global Influences on Civil Society; Internal Influences on Civil Society; Conclusion ? Some Cases of Continuous Democracy: Economic Development and Equitable Distribution; Political Culture; Political Behavior and Political Choices; Political Institutions and Pre-independence Foundations; The Extent of Electoral Choice and Public Participation; The Armed Forces and Foreign Influence; A Closer Look at the Indian Giant; Conclusion ? External Influences on Democratization: The Inevitability of Democracy; From Exporters of Democracy to Importers; The Marketplace for Democracy; The Genuine Article or a Cheap Trinket? ? Transitions from Authoritarianism to Democracy: Preconditions; The Players in the Game; Inescapable Contexts; Dynamics of Change; Conclusion ? Democratic Consolidation or Democratic Decay? : Consolidated and Unconsolidated Democracy; Background; Political Institutions and consolidation; Political Culture and Public Attitudes; Conclusion ? Third World or Three Continents?: The Geography of Democracy; An Empty Chair in the Democratic World; The Bases of Democracy on Three Continents; An African Model; An Asian Model; A Latin American Model; Conclusion ? Conclusion ? Bibliography ? Index Printed Pages: 276. Bookseller Inventory # 5571

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Title: Democracy in the Third World

Publisher: Viva Books Private Limited

Publication Date: 2004

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: 2nd edition.

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