Democracy in the Developing World
Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East
By (author) Jeffrey Haynes
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Democracy in the Developing World by Jeffrey Haynes
Book DescriptionUntil the late 1980s, there were very few democratically elected governments in the developing world. These areas were characterized by a range of authoritarian regimes from military administrations to one--party dictatorships. Over the past decade, however, the situation has altered significantly and an increasing number of developing countries have made the transition to democracy. For some, this process of building and consolidating democracy has been relatively easy, while for others, it has proved more complex and harder to sustain. In this important new textbook, Jeff Haynes seeks to explain why these differences occur. Adopting a broadly comparative approach, he begins by examining the theories and practice of democratic transition and consolidation in the new democracies of Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Haynes argues persuasively that a countrya s ability to consolidate democracy depends not only on the interaction of structural and agency factors, but also on a variety of specific domestic and international concerns which may help or hinder democratic progress. Using a wide range of case studies to illustrate his argument, Haynes provides an accessible and comprehensive analysis of the processes and problems of democratic consolidation in developing nations. This is an important textbook that will be invaluable to students in a variety of areas from politics and comparative politics to development studies and history.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745621425
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 21-Sep-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Jeffrey Haynes
Jeff Haynes is Professor of Politics at London Guildhall University.
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