Politicising Democracy

The New Local Politics of Democratisation

  • John Harriss
  • Kristian Stokke
  • Olle Törnquist

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

About this book


There is a major contradiction in contemporary politics: there has been a wave of democratization that has swept across much of the world, while at the same time globalization appears to have reduced the social forces that have built democracy historically. This book, by an international group of authors, analyzes the ways in which local politics in developing countries - often neglected in work on democratization - render democratic experiments more or less successful in realizing substantial democracy.


democracy democratization Developing Countries globalization Governance Institution politics work

Editors and affiliations

  • John Harriss
    • 1
  • Kristian Stokke
    • 2
  • Olle Törnquist
    • 3
  1. 1.Development Studies InstituteLondon School of Economics and Political ScienceUK
  2. 2.Department of Sociology & Human GeographyUniversity of OsloNorway
  3. 3.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of OsloNorway

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