Capitalism and Democracy in the Third World: The Doctrine for Political Development

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A&C Black, 1997 - Political Science - 277 pages
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This volume offers a critique of the literature on political development from the 1960s and 1970s, and traces its influence in contemporary approaches to democratization. It argues that the orthodox view was never optimistic about the immediate prospects for democracy around the Third World. On the contrary, it was always fearful that democratic reform, once initiated, would prove hard to control. This prompted the formulation of a pragmatic "doctrine for political development" which survived failed attempts to establish a persuasive theory to back it up. Pardoxically, suggests this book, despite such failure, this doctrine dominates discussion of democratization today.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Capitalism and Democracy in the Postwar Period
9
In Search of a Theory of Political Development 3 5
35
Functionalism
63
Political Culture
91
The Doctrine for Political Development
117
The Comparative Historical Approach
146
Political Developmentand the Developing World
175
The Doctrine for Political Development Today
202
Capitalism and Democracy in the Third World
233
Bibliography
260
Name Index
269
Subject Index
271
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