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Democracy in the South

Participation, the State and the People

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Traditionally, studies on democracy have focused on the orthodox so-called Northern models of democratic governance, and within this framework, the extent to which Southern models are considered democratic. Democracy in the South is the first truly international collaboration that draws attention to the complex problems of democratic consolidation across the majority world. Nine case studies, three each from Africa, Latin America and Asia, shed light on the contemporary challenges faced by democratizing countries, mostly from the perspective of emerging theorists working in their home countries.

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Acknowledgements

The editors would firstly like to thank the authors for their efforts and patience in contributing to this book. Many of the contributors deserve special commendation given that this international collaboration was their first, and we expect not their last.

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