Globalising Democracy

Party Politics in Emerging Democracies

Edited by Peter Burnell

© 2006 – Routledge

228 pages

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pub: 2006-10-26
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About the Book

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

About the Series

Warwick Studies in Globalisation

What is globalisation and does it matter? How can we measure it? What are its policy implications? The Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation at the University of Warwick is an international site for the study of key questions such as these in the theory and practice of globalisation and regionalisation. Its agenda is avowedly interdisciplinary. The work of the Centre will be showcased in this new series.

This series comprises two strands:

Warwick Studies in Globalisation addresses the needs of students and teachers, and the titles will be published in hardback and paperback.

Routledge/Warwick Studies in Globalisation is a forum for innovative new research intended for a high-level specialist readership, and the titles will be available in hardback only.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Process / Political Parties