The Democratisation of Disempowerment

The Democratisation of Disempowerment : The Problem of Democracy in the Third World

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The Democratisation of Disempowerment explores key questions on Third World democratisation. Examining local elites and social movements, violence and Western foreign policy, Islamic political movements and economic preconditions--and how all of these contribute or subvert the chances of democracy in the Third World--the contributors conclude that, whilst democracy is of crucial importance for marginalised people in developing regions, it is not an easy commodity to export.
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  • Hardback | 246 pages
  • 135 x 215 x 25.4mm | 408.23g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745309771
  • 9780745309774

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Table of contents

1. Jochen Hippler: Third World Democratisation after the End of the Cold War

2. Joel RocAmara: Social Movement and the Process of Democratisation in the Phillipines

3. Xabler Gorostiaga: Democracy in Central America after the End of the Cold War.

4. Peter Schraeder: The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same. African Elites and the Process of Democratisation.

5. Claude Ake: The Democratisation of Disempowerment

6. Niala Maharaj: The Media and Weakening of Democracy in the Caribbean.

7. Achin Vanalk and Praful Bidwal: Communalism and the Democratic Process in India

8. Azmi Bishara: Democratisation in the Middel East

9. Joe Stork: Oil, Islam, Israel: How the US Subverts Democratic Change in the Middle East.

10. Basker Vashee: Democracy and Development in the 1990s

11. Asgedet Ghirmazion: The German Policy Towards Third World Democracy

12. .Susan George: Democratisation and Good Governance: How the World Bank Discovers the Third World as an Actor

13. Franz Nuscheler: Preconditions of Democratic Development in the South.

14. Lisa Laakso: Whose Democracy? Which Democratization?
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About Jochen Hippler

Jochen Hippler is a political scientist and peace researcher based at the University of Duisburg-Essen. He is the former Director of the Transnational Institute (TNI) in Amsterdam, and author of Nation-Building (Pluto, 2005) and The Next Threat (Pluto, 1995).
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