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Politics in Developing Countries Comparing Experiences with Democracy

ISBN-10: 1555875416
ISBN-13: 9781555875411
Edition: 2nd 1995
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Description: This text presents case studies of experiences with democracy in Asia, Affrica, Latin America and the Middle East, along with the editor's synthesis of the factors that facilitate and obstruct the development of democracy around the world. This  More...

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List price: $28.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1995
Publisher: Lynne Rienner Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 500
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.738

This text presents case studies of experiences with democracy in Asia, Affrica, Latin America and the Middle East, along with the editor's synthesis of the factors that facilitate and obstruct the development of democracy around the world. This second edition includes a chapter on South Africa.

Seymour Martin Lipset: March 18, 1922 - December 31, 2006 American political theorist and sociologist, Seymour Martin Lipset, was born in New York City on March 18, 1922, and educated at City College of New York and Columbia University. Lipset taught at a number of universities, including the University of Toronto, Columbia University, the University of California at Berkeley, Harvard University, and Stanford University. A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, he was also a member of the International Society of Political Psychology, the American Political Science Association, and the American Academy of Science. Among Lipset's many works are "Political Man: The Social Bases of Politics" (1960), "Class, Status, and Power" (1953), and "Revolution and Counterrevolution" (1968). He also contributed articles to a number of magazines, including The New Republic, Encounter, and Commentary. Lipset has received a number of awards for his work, including the MacIver Award in 1962, the Gunnar Myrdal Prize in 1970, and the Townsend Harris Medal in 1971. Lipset died on December 31, 2006, as a result of complications following a stroke. He was 84.

ROBERT W. CAMPBELL is Distinguished Professor of Economics at Indiana University. He is the author of The Socialist Economies in Transition: A Primer on Semi-Reformed Systems, as well as publications on energy policy, research and development, military affairs, and the telecommunications sector in the USSR.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: What Makes for Democracy?
Chile: Origins and Consolidation of a Latin American Democracy
Brazil: Inequality Against Democracy
Mexico: Sustained Civilian Rule Without Democracy
Turkey: Crises, Interruptions, and Reequilibrations
India: Democratic Becoming and Developmental Transition
Thailand: A Stable Semidemocracy
The Republic of Korea: Pluralizing Politics
Nigeria: The Uncivic Society and the Descent into Praetorianism
Senegal: The Development and Fragility of Semidemocracy
South Africa: Divided in a Special Way
The Contributors
Index
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