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Politics in developing countries : comparing experiences with democracy / ed. Larry Diamond, Juan J. Linz, Seymour Martin Lipset

Secondary Author Diamond, Larry, 1951-
Linz, Juan José, 1926-2013
Lipset, Seymour Martin
Country Estados Unidos. Edition 2nd ed Publication Boulder : Lynne Rienner Publishers, 1995 Description VII, 592 p. ; 23 cm ISBN 1-55587-541-6 CDU 321.01 321.7
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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. The recent developments covered in the book include: the re-emergence of democratic politics in Chile; the impeachment of General Collor and the crisis of democracy in Brazil; the growing pressure for substantive democratisation in Mexico; the 1994 elections in Chile, Brazil, and Mexico; the leadership transition in Turkey following the death of President Ozal; the growing religious and ethnic strife in India; the overthrow and re-emergence of democracy in Thailand and the country's economic boom; the quest for democratic consolidation in South Korea under new President Kim Young Sam; the political and economic crisis in Nigeria; the difficulties facing the one-party dominant regime in Senegal following the 1993 elections; the 1994 elections and democratic transition in South Africa.

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Diamond, Linz, and Lipset have edited a volume that brilliantly synthesizes various difficult topics in comparative political development, and democracy. They then apply these topics to ten case studies. The editors had earlier published four volumes focusing on 26 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. This book brings together a representative sample of these case studies. The contributors to the volume suggest strategies for promoting democracy in a variety of developing countries. Topics stressed throughout include legitimacy, leadership, political culture, social structure, socioeconomic development, the role of the state, political institutions such as parties and constitutions, ethnic heterogeneity and conflict, the military, and external factors. The nations discussed include Chile, Brazil, Mexico, Turkey, India, Thailand, South Korea, Nigeria, Senegal, and Zimbabwe. This book is appropriate for graduate and undergraduate students in comparative politics, political development, or political theory. -J. Lemco, Johns Hopkins University

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