Deepening Democracy

Volume IV of the Real Utopias Project. Contributions by Rebecca Abers, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Joshua Cohen, Patrick Heller, T.M. Thomas Isaac, Bradley Karkkainen, Rebecca Krantz, Jane Mansbridge, Joel Rogers, Craig W. Thomas.

Deepening Democracy

Volume IV of the Real Utopias Project. Contributions by Rebecca Abers, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Joshua Cohen, Patrick Heller, T.M. Thomas Isaac, Bradley Karkkainen, Rebecca Krantz, Jane Mansbridge, Joel Rogers, Craig W. Thomas.

Deepening Democracy in Indonesia

Authors of the chapters in this volume, the result of a workshop in Singapore in 2006, present data from across the archipelago for these first direct elections for local leaders and give their assessment as to how far these elections have ...

Deepening Democracy in Indonesia

Since the fall of long-reigning President Soeharto, in 1998, Indonesia has been in an era of transition, away from an authoritarian regime, and on a quest for democracy. This quest started with decentralization laws implemented in 2001, which gave greater autonomy to the regions, and continued with the direct elections for the national and local legislatures and the President in 2004. The latest development in this democratization process is the implementation of a system for the direct election of regional leaders, which began in 2005; the first round of elections across the nation for all governors, mayors and district heads was completed in 2008. Authors of the chapters in this volume, the result of a workshop in Singapore in 2006, present data from across the archipelago for these first direct elections for local leaders and give their assessment as to how far these elections have contributed to a deepening democracy.

Deepening Democracy

Through a comparative analysis of the political Left and social movements in Chile and Peru, this book explores the structural and institutional forces which have limited the scope and quality of democracy in contemporary Latin America.

Deepening Democracy

Through a comparative analysis of the political Left and social movements in Chile and Peru, this book explores the structural and institutional forces which have limited the scope and quality of democracy in contemporary Latin America.

Deepening Democracy

Adams surveys the impact of transnational organizations and NGOs on Latin American politics since 1990.

Deepening Democracy

Adams surveys the impact of transnational organizations and NGOs on Latin American politics since 1990. Latin America is offered as a prime example of the increased influence transnational authorities have over political decisions that had long been the exclusive prerogative of national governments.

Deepening Democracy

This collection of essays on society and politics in India in the 1990s covers the relationship between the state and civil society, the effect of economic policies on people, the politics in cultural matters, and some contemporary themes ...

Deepening Democracy

This multi-disciplinary and comprehensive collection of essays on the society and politics of India in the 1990s covers the relationship between the state and civil society, the effect of economic policies on the Indian people, the role of politics in cultural matters, and some of the prevailing political themes of the decade.

Deepening Democracy in Latin America

Ten leading scholars of the region present original research to argue that theories of democratic consolidation or institutionalization are too often Euro- and ethno-centric; that simple appeals for greater participation are insufficient; ...

Deepening Democracy in Latin America

Ten leading scholars of the region present original research to argue that theories of democratic consolidation or institutionalization are too often Euro- and ethno-centric; that simple appeals for greater participation are insufficient; and that recent critics of populism, patronage, and presidentialism fail to capture new opportunities for democracies in the region.

Social Movements and the State in India

Questions of the extent to which social movements are capable of deepening democracy in India lie at the heart of this book.

Social Movements and the State in India

Questions of the extent to which social movements are capable of deepening democracy in India lie at the heart of this book. In particular, the authors ask how such movements can enhance the political capacities of subaltern groups and thereby enable them to contest and challenge marginality, stigma, and exploitation. The work addresses these questions through detailed empirical analyses of contemporary fields of protest in Indian society – ranging from gender and caste to class and rights-based legislation. Drawing on the original research of a variety of emerging and established international scholars, the volume contributes to an engaged dialogue on the prospects for democratizing Indian democracy in a context where neoliberal reforms fuel a contradictory process of uneven development.

Deepening Democracy

Through a comparative analysis of two very different cases, this book shows why the deepening of democracy proved so difficult to achieve in practice.

Deepening Democracy

Through a comparative analysis of the political Left and social movements in Chile and Peru, this book explores the structural and institutional forces which have limited the scope and quality of democracy in contemporary Latin America.

Southeast Asian Responses to Globalization

This volume sets out to analyze changes in governance processes in Southeast Asia, particularly those relating to democratic development.

Southeast Asian Responses to Globalization

This volume sets out to analyze changes in governance processes in Southeast Asia, particularly those relating to democratic development. The volume harbors an ambition to go beyond the often one-dimensional debate on democratization in Asia. With a historical perspective, and with an explicit attempt to view change from within, ten case studies from Southeast Asia are presented that illuminate how processes of governance are being altered under the pressure of accelerating globalization. These are accompanied by a review of how globalization has historically entered the debate on democratization in Southeast Asia, and an analytical conclusion which assesses the findings of the case studies in relation to recent writings on societal change in the region. Contributors: Andrew Aeria, Hans Antlöv, Dewi Fortuna Anwar, Michael Kelly Connors, Saliha Hassan, Chua Beng Huat, Eva-Lotta E. Hedman, Bent Jørgensen, Francis Loh Kok Wah, Carolina Lopez, Joakim Öjendal, Khoo Boo Teik.

Deepening Democracy

Therefore , a plebiscite must operate within a democratic framework that maintains strong and significant safeguards against the tyranny of the majority on the minority . ... party and a host of other national 312 Deepening Democracy.

Deepening Democracy

This collection of essays on society and politics in India in the 1990s covers the relationship between the state and civil society, the effect of economic policies on people, the politics in cultural matters, and some contemporary themes in Indian politics.

Deepening Democracy Through State Devolved Funds

The book Deepening Democracy at the Grassroots Level: Citizen Participation through State Devolved Funds (CDF) in Kenya broadly attempts an alternative path to democratization.

Deepening Democracy Through State Devolved Funds

The book Deepening Democracy at the Grassroots Level: Citizen Participation through State Devolved Funds (CDF) in Kenya broadly attempts an alternative path to democratization. Normative efforts on democratization have overly focused on visible events such as elections, constitutionalism and institutional reforms. Whereas such democratization efforts are justified, they are not in themselves sufficient to make democracy meaningful. This book focuses on a state devolved fund in Kenya (Constituency Development Fund) as a space through which democratization can be pushed further beyond such endeavors as regular elections, constitutional design and institutional reforms etc. and be made to resonate with citizens at the grassroots level-deepening democracy. The book concludes that the CDF program in Kenya still has structural bottlenecks which frustrate citizen participation, but when the state genuinely devolves such programs, democratic norms do thrive at the grassroots level.

We the People

These essays look at the theoretical demands for changing the status quo, but also for working out the nuts and bolts of such change.

We the People

Who are the people of India? What are their rights? What are their claims on the Indian Constitution and on democracy? As a part of Samruddha Bharat Foundation's series Rethinking India, We the People brings together a collection of essays that explores the interesting process of the germination and growth of undisputed universal rights, and of them being developed as tangible entitlements in India. The essays also examine the continuing challenge of establishing, realizing and protecting these entitlements. The authors are academics, activists and practitioners with a strong relationship with social movements and therefore uniquely placed to link practice to theory. Their narratives trace the use of the rights-based framework of the Indian Constitution by socio-political movements in order to strengthen the economic, cultural and social rights of ordinary Indians. The multiple perspectives draw upon and contextualize the complex relationship of the citizen with the state, society and the market in democratic India. Their sharp critiques have a counterpoint in stories of creative, successful alternatives designed by peoples' collectives. There is both an explicit and implicit challenge to conservative notions of 'market-led development' that see competition and profits as central to 'progress' and success. These essays look at the theoretical demands for changing the status quo, but also for working out the nuts and bolts of such change. The essays showcase the continuing dialectic between established constitutional rights and shifting state policy. The crisis unleashed by the response to COVID-19 has exposed the fault lines of this dilemma dramatically. It is an irony that when the government has to exponentially expand its capacity to deliver health, employment and food to people, it has no recourse but to the framework of the same rights-based legislation it has constantly tried to run down. These essays provide invaluable insight at a time when many sacred pillars of neoliberal 'globalization' are crumbling, and the capitalist superstructure is itself turning to the state for survival. They will promote understanding, scholarship and enliven debates as we continue to search for answers in uncertain and challenging times.

Deepening Democracy in Ghana Thematic studies

This two volume study of Ghana's 2000 presidential and parliamentary elections addresses multiple issues in the country's continual attempts to consolidate the achievements since 1992; and the democratic, political culture and practices to ...

Deepening Democracy in Ghana  Thematic studies

An authoritative and comprehensive study of electoral politics by a leading professor specialising in public service reform at the University of Ghana. This two volume study of Ghana's 2000 presidential and parliamentary elections addresses multiple issues in the country's continual attempts to consolidate the achievements since 1992; and the democratic, political culture and practices to which they gave rise.

Pragmatism and Social Hope

Drawing on the wisdom of past and present pragmatist thinkers, Judith M. Green maps a contemporary form of citizenship that emphasizes participation and cooperation and reclaims the critical role of social movements and nongovernmental ...

Pragmatism and Social Hope

Since 9/11, citizens of all nations have been searching for a democratic public philosophy that provides practical and inspiring answers to the problems of the twenty-first century. Drawing on the wisdom of past and present pragmatist thinkers, Judith M. Green maps a contemporary form of citizenship that emphasizes participation and cooperation and reclaims the critical role of social movements and nongovernmental organizations. Starting with empowering processes of storytelling, truth and reconciliation, and collaborative vision-questing that allow individuals to give voice and new meaning to their loss, anxiety, and hope, Green frames cooperative inquiries to guide transformative actions. From this "second strand" of the democratic experience, leaders and participating citizens can help to shape a more desirable democratic future. In dialogue with Richard Rorty, Judith Butler, James Baldwin, Martin Luther King Jr., Elie Wiesel, Viktor Frankl, Cornel West, and other contemporary thinkers, Green defines the need for deeper understanding and fulfillment of the potentials of the democratic ideal. Drawing insights from Thomas Jefferson, Walt Whitman, William James, John Dewey, Jane Adams, and other earlier thinkers, Green frames a pragmatist understanding of emerging realities and possibilities, growing wells of shared truths, multifaceted histories, and mutually transformative experiences of citizenship. Employing examples from America's complex history and from recent world events, Green locates four sites for effective citizen activism: government at all levels, nonprofit organizations, issue-focused campaigns and social movements, and daily urban living. Green shows how citizens can revive social hope and deepen the democratic experience by drawing on their own knowledge and developing their capabilities through inclusive civic participation.

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Deepening Democracy in Post Neoliberal Bolivia and Venezuela

This book provides a timely and nuanced analysis of the successes and shortcoming of efforts to move beyond market democracy in Bolivia and Venezuela.

Deepening Democracy in Post Neoliberal Bolivia and Venezuela

This book provides a timely and nuanced analysis of the successes and shortcoming of efforts to move beyond market democracy in Bolivia and Venezuela. It will be of interest to researchers studying Latin America, as well as those specialising in development and political science more broadly.