Democratization in the Third World

Concrete Cases in Comparative and Theoretical Perspective

  • Lars Rudebeck
  • Olle Törnquist
  • Virgilio Rojas

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Lars Rudebeck, Olle Törnquist
      Pages 1-19
  3. Theoretical Reflections on Development, Democratization and Civil Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
  4. The Case of Sweden as an Early Historical Experience

  5. Asian Experiences

  6. African Experiences

  7. A Latin American Experience

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 283-283
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 297-299

About this book


Democratization in the Third World addresses many current issues of development, democratization and civil society in countries in Asia, Africa and Latin America against the background of theoretical introductions and comparisons with the Swedish historical experience of democratisations. The authors, from seven different continents, examine civil society and its relation to the state throughout the world and assess prospects for sustainable democratization.


Chile constitution democracy democratization governance social capital sovereignty Third World

Editors and affiliations

  • Lars Rudebeck
    • 1
  • Olle Törnquist
    • 2
  • Virgilio Rojas
    • 3
  1. 1.Uppsala UniversitySweden
  2. 2.Political Science DepartmentUniversity of OsloNorway
  3. 3.Department of Economic HistoryStockholm UniversitySweden

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