Democracy in the Developing World: Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East
October 2001, Polity
In this important new textbook, Jeff Haynes seeks to explain why
these differences occur. Adopting a broadly comparative approach,
he begins by examining the theories and practice of democratic
transition and consolidation in the new democracies of Africa,
Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Haynes argues persuasively
that a country's ability to consolidate democracy depends not only
on the interaction of structural and agency factors, but also on a
variety of specific domestic and international concerns which may
help or hinder democratic progress. Using a wide range of case
studies to illustrate his argument, Haynes provides an accessible
and comprehensive analysis of the processes and problems of
democratic consolidation in developing nations.
This is an important textbook that will be invaluable to students in a variety of areas from politics and comparative politics to development studies and history.
The third wave of democracy and its ramifications.
Forms of authoritarian rule.
Forms of democracy.
Types of democratic regime.
Chapter 2: Democratic Transitions and Structured Contingency.
Democratic transitions in comparative perspective.
Characteristics of democratic transitions.
Chapter 3: Explaining Democratic Consolidation.
What is democratic consolidation?.
Democratic consolidation: political, economic and international dimensions.
Theoretical perspectives and hypotheses on democratic consolidation.
Chapter 4: Latin America.
Structural impediments to democracy in Latin America.
Democratic consolidation in Latin America.
Case studies: Mexico and Venezuela.
Chapter 5: East and South East Asia.
Structural impediments to democracy in East and South East Asia.
Democratic consolidation in East and South East Asia.
Case studies: South Korea and the Philippines.
Chapter 6: South Asia.
Structural impediments to democracy in South Asia.
Democratic consolidation in South Asia.
Case studies: India and Pakistan.
Chapter 7: Africa.
Structural impediments to democracy in Africa.
Democratic consolidation in Africa.
Case studies: South Africa and Ghana.
Chapter 8: The Middle East.
Structural impediments to democracy in the Middle East.
Democratization in the Middle East.
Case studies: Kuwait and Turkey.
Chapter 9: Conclusions.
Structured contingency and democracy.
Democratic consolidation in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East.
Appendix: The Freedom House Survey and Organization.
Jeff Haynes is Professor of Politics at London Guildhall University.
- A wide ranging and comparative account of political change in the developing world
- Written in a clear and comprehensive way
- An ideal introductory textbook
"Democracy in the Developing World is impressive in the
breadth of its scope and the depth of its theoretical arguments and
empirical analysis. The author offers a thoughtful and provocative
theory of democratic consolidation, testing it against a rich array
of case studies drawn from the developing world. This book is
essential reading for anyone interested in the comparative study of
the developing world or the dynamics of democratization." Mehran
Kamrava, California State University
"The text is methodically organised and Haynes' expression is
uniformly clear." Asian Studies Review
"Haynes' book is very well structured and argued...he covers an impressive range of empirical material as well as theoretical literature." Lard Svasand, Democratization