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Title Democracy in the south : participation, the state and the people / edited by Brendan Howe, Vesselin Popovski and Mark Notaras
Published Tokyo ; New York : United Nations University Press, [2010]
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 233 pages)
Contents Introduction : participation, the state and the people / Brendan Howe and Vesselin Popovski -- Venezuela : democratic possibilities / Nicole Curato -- Colombia : not the oldest democracy in Latin America, but rather a fake one / Olga Lucía Castillo-Ospina -- Consensus or conflict? : the problem of an anti-political imagery of democracy in contemporary Argentina / Mariana Garzón Rogé and Mariano Perelman -- Democracy, pluralism and nation-building : the Nigerian case / Moses Metumara Duruji -- Ethno-linguistic vitality and democratic practice in Kenya / James Ogola Onyango -- The democratization process in Ghana : key issues and challenges / Gbenga Emmanuel Afolayan -- Democratic bewilderments of the world's largest democracy : India / K. Deepamala -- The 2006 coup and the evolving democratic and political party system in Thailand / Naraymann Ganesan -- Consolidating democracy in the Philippines : breaking monopolies of local power / Gladstone A. Cuarteros -- Conclusion / Vesselin Popovski and Brendan Howe
Summary Traditionally, studies on democracy have focused on the orthodox so-called Northern models of democratic governance, and within this framework, the extent to which Southern models are considered democratic. Democracy in the South is the first truly international collaboration that draws attention to the complex problems of democratic consolidation across the majority world. Nine case studies, three each from Africa, Latin America and Asia, shed light on the contemporary challenges faced by democratizing countries, mostly from the perspective of emerging theorists working in their home countrie
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Comparative government -- Case studies.
Democracy -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Democratization -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Political participation -- Developing countries -- Case studies.
Developing countries -- Politics and government -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Case studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Howe, Brendan M.
Notaras, Mark.
Popovski, Vesselin.
LC no. 2009047759
ISBN 9280871471 (electronic bk.)
9789280871470 (electronic bk.)