Economic Liberalization, Democratization and Civil Society in the Developing World

  • Remonda Bensabat Kleinberg
  • Janine A. Clark

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Introduction: The Impact of Economic Reform on Civil Society, Popular Participation and Democratization in the Developing World

  3. Asia

  4. Africa

  5. The Middle East and North Africa

  6. Latin America

  7. Conclusions: Politics of Democratization — the Force of Civil Society

    1. Remonda Bensabat Kleinberg, Janine A. Clark
      Pages 286-302
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 303-318

About this book


This 12 country comparative volume examines the impact of economic structural adjustment programs upon grassroots civil associations and the implications for political liberalization and democratization in the developing countries of Latin America, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. The authors take an in-depth look at the impact of economic reform upon women's groups, human rights organizations, social-welfare non-governmental organizations, unions, and business associations. They challenge the prevailing assumption that economic reform will automatically lead to greater democratization.

Editors and affiliations

  • Remonda Bensabat Kleinberg
    • 1
  • Janine A. Clark
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of North Carolina at WilmingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of GuelphCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-62820-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-62818-6
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