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Parties, movements, and democracy in the developing world / edited by Nancy Bermeo, Deborah J. Yashar.

Contributor(s): Bermeo, Nancy Gina, 1951- [editor.] | Yashar, Deborah J, 1963- [editor.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Cambridge studies in contentious politics.Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c.2018Edition: 1st paperback ed.Description: xi, 227 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9781316610053.Subject(s): Political parties -- Developing countries | Democracy -- Developing countries | Developing countries -- Politics and government -- 21st century | BAEPS, Political Science March2019DDC classification: 320.91724 Summary: This volume analyzes regime politics in the developing world. By focusing on the civilian, collective actors that forge democracy and sustain it, this book moves beyond materialist arguments focusing on GDP, poverty, and inequality. With case material from four continents, this volume emphasizes the decisive role played by parties and movements in forging democracy against the odds. These pivotal collectivities are consistently the key civilian collectivities that successfully mobilized for democracy, that helped forge enduring democratic institutions, and that shaped the quality of the democracies that emerged; they are the ones tasked with mobilizing along a range of social cleavages, confronting seemingly inhospitable conditions, and coordinating the process of regime change. While the presence of parties and movements alone is not sufficient to explain democracy, their absence is detrimental to enduring democratic regimes. Thus, this volume refocuses our attention on parties and movements as critical mechanisms of regime change.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

This volume analyzes regime politics in the developing world. By focusing on the civilian, collective actors that forge democracy and sustain it, this book moves beyond materialist arguments focusing on GDP, poverty, and inequality. With case material from four continents, this volume emphasizes the decisive role played by parties and movements in forging democracy against the odds. These pivotal collectivities are consistently the key civilian collectivities that successfully mobilized for democracy, that helped forge enduring democratic institutions, and that shaped the quality of the democracies that emerged; they are the ones tasked with mobilizing along a range of social cleavages, confronting seemingly inhospitable conditions, and coordinating the process of regime change. While the presence of parties and movements alone is not sufficient to explain democracy, their absence is detrimental to enduring democratic regimes. Thus, this volume refocuses our attention on parties and movements as critical mechanisms of regime change.

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