Democratization in the Global South

The Importance of Transformative Politics

  • Kristian Stokke
  • Olle Törnquist

Part of the International Political Economy book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Transformative Politics in Historical and Comparative Perspective

  3. Transformative Politics in the Context of Growth Economies

  4. Potentials for Post-clientelist Transformations

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 312-320

About this book


Given the weaknesses of mainstream democratisation since the 1980s, the authors present a cutting edge examination of dynamics of political change in the direction of more substantive democracy. While focusing on the Global South, they also draw comparisons from historical and contemporary experiences from Scandinavia.


Citizenship democracy democratization globalization government Institution intervention participation transformation

Editors and affiliations

  • Kristian Stokke
    • 1
  • Olle Törnquist
    • 1
  1. 1.University of OsloNorway

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