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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

About the editors

PETER GIBBON Senior Researcher, Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen, Denmark NICOS MOUZELIS Professor, Department of Sociology, London School of Economics and Politics, UK LARS PETTERSON Associate Professor, Senior Lecturer, University College of Dalarna and the Department of History, Uppsala University, Sweden OLLE TÖRNQUIST Associate Professor of Political Science, Uppsala University, Sweden MICHAEL THARAKAN Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, India KIRSTEN WESTERGAARD Research Coordinator, Centre for Development Research, Copenhagen, Denmark KARINA CONSTANTINO-DAVID Professor of Community Development, University of the Philippines LARS RUDEBECK Associate Professor of Political Science, Senior Lecturer in Development Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden ABDUL RAUFU MUSTAPHA Lecturer in African Politics, Queen Elizabeth House, Oxford University BJÖRN BECKMAN Associate Professor of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden ATTAHIRU M. JEGA Senior Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria ANN SCHLYTER Associate Professor of Construction Technology, Research Director, Scandinavian Institute of African Studies BOSCO PARRA Senior Researcher, Seminar for Development Studies, Uppsala University, Sweden

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