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1st Edition

Globalising Democracy
Party Politics in Emerging Democracies

Edited By

Peter Burnell

ISBN 9780415401838
Published December 6, 2006 by Routledge
240 Pages

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Book Description

This volume brings together expert contributors to explore the intersection of two major contemporary themes: globalization, and the contribution that both domestic party politics and international party support make to democratization.

Globalising Democracy clearly shows what globalization means for domestic and international efforts to build effective political parties and competitive party systems in new and emerging democracies. Contrasting perspectives are presented through fresh case studies of European post-communist countries, Africa and Turkey. The reader is clearly shown how international party assistance is a manifestation and vehicle of globalization, and explores how it may be assessed in terms of:

  • global economic integration
  • the growth of global communications
  • the development and implications for party politics of multi-level governance.

This is the first book to analyze the impact of globalization on democracy and will be of great interest to all students of international relations, governance and politics.

Table of Contents

1. Globalising Party Politics in Emerging Democracies Peter Burnell  2. Political Parties, International Party Assistance and Globalisation Peter Burnell  3. Political Parties and the Democratisation of Globalisation Jan Aart Scholte  4. Examining International Party Political Aid Thomas Carothers  5. East-Central Europe: Parties in Crisis and the External and Internal Europeanisation of the Party Systems Attila Agh  6. External Assistance for Political Contenders in Transition States: Cautionary Tales from the Balkans Tom Gallagher  7. Globalisation and Party Transformation: Turkey's Justice and Development Party in Perspective Ziya Onis  8. Globalising Party Politics in Africa: The Influence of Party-Based Democracy Networks M.A. Mohamed Salih  9. Party Assistance and the Crisis of Democracy in Southern Africa Roger Southall  10. Hesitant Bedfellows: The German Stiftungen and Party Aid in Africa Gero Erdmann  11. Looking to the Future: Practice and Research in Party Support Peter Burnell

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