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The Democratisation of Disempowerment

The Problem of Democracy in the Third World (Transnational Institute)

By Jochen Hippler, Hippler

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Format: Paperback, 260 pages
Other Information: black & white illustrations
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 September 1995
Democracy has many aspects. It can act as a tool to empower people, as well as a mechanism for assessing the legitimacy of a government. But democracy can also be used by powerful elites as a device of control. In the post-Cold War era, democratization of the Third World has been developed by Western powers as a "policy" that fuses both democratic rhetoric and support for more pluralist policies in the Third World, with the pursuit of Western interests. In this book, 13 authors, from five continents, explore key questions on Third World democratization. Examining local elites and social movements, violence and Western foreign policy, Islamic political movements and economic preconditions - and how all of these contribute or subvert the chances of democracy in the Third World - the contributors conclude that, whilst democracy is of crucial importance for marginalized people in developing regions, it is not an easy commodity for export. Exporting democracy is more a projection of the West's own political model than the support of democracy in the Third World. The contributors are: Claude Ake (Nigeria); Peter Schraeder (USA) ; Joel Rocamora (Philippines); Azmi Bishara (Palestine); Niala Mahara (Trinidad); Joe Stork (USA); Asgedet Ghirmazion (Eritrea); Basher Vashee (Zimbabwe); Franz Nuscheler (Germany); and Xabier Gorostiaga (Central America).

Table of Contents

Third World democratization after the end of the Cold War, Jochen Hippler; social movement and the process of democratization in the Phillipines, Joel Rocomara; democracy in Central America after the end of the Cold War, Xabler Gorostiaga; the more things change the more they stay the same - African elites and the process of democratization, Peter Schraeder; the democratization of disempowerment, Claude Ake; the media and weakening of democracy in the Caribbean, Niala Maharaj; communalism and the democratic process in India, Achin Vanalk and Praful Bidwal; democratisation in the Middle East, Azmi Bishara; oil, Islam, Israel - how the US subverts democratic change in the Middle East, Joe Stork; democracy and development in the 1990s, Baskee Vashee; the German policy towards Third World democracy, Asgedet Ghirmazion; democratisation and good governance - how the World Bank discovers the Third World as an actor, Susan George; preconditions of democratic development in the South, Franz Nuscheler; whose Democracy? - which democratisation?, Lisa Laakso.

EAN: 9780745309781
ISBN: 074530978X
Publisher: Pluto Press
Dimensions: 21.6 x 14 x 1.4 centimetres (0.34 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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