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

About the editors

Remonda Bensabat Kleinberg is Assistant Professor of Political Science as the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Janine A. Clark is Assistant Professor at University of New Hampshire, Durham.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Economic Liberalization, Democratization and Civil Society in the Developing World
  • Authors NA NA
  • Series Title International Political Economy Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2000
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-312-23087-6
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-62818-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XIV, 318
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, multidisciplinary
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