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Research Handbook on Democracy and Development

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Research Handbook on Democracy and Development

9781788112642 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Gordon Crawford, Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations, Coventry University, UK and Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai, Department of Public Administration & Health Services Management, University of Ghana Business School, Ghana
Publication Date: March 2021 ISBN: 978 1 78811 264 2 Extent: c 576 pp
Exploring and updating the controversial debates about the relationship between democracy and development, this Research Handbook provides clarification on the complex and nuanced interlinkages between political regime type and socio-economic development. Distinguished scholars examine a broad range of issues from multidisciplinary perspectives across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.

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Exploring and updating the controversial debates about the relationship between democracy and development, this Research Handbook provides clarification on the complex and nuanced interlinkages between political regime type and socio-economic development. Distinguished scholars examine a broad range of issues from multidisciplinary perspectives across Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
 
Analysing the relationship between political regime types, including varieties of democracies and autocracies, and broader development indicators, chapters cover economic growth, poverty and human development, inequality, corruption, conflict, human rights, and environmental sustainability. The Research Handbook examines longstanding and unresolved debates in the field over the past 60 years, as well as investigating contemporary issues of rising global inequalities, the resurgence of authoritarian populism, and the crisis of liberal democracy.

Thorough and invigorating, this will be an essential read for social science scholars and students, particularly those studying sociology, politics, economics and global development studies. Policy makers and government officials dealing with foreign affairs and international development will appreciate the detailed case studies the Research Handbook offers.   
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Contributors include: A.-G. Abdulai, B.A. Andreassen, L.F. Angosto-Ferrández, G. Bauer, S,I. Bergh, B. Bukenya, Y. Cabannes, G. Carbone, A. Cassani, G. Crawford, A. Croissant, L. Cvetanoska, R.K. Edozie, M. Evans, A.K. Fosu, D.J. Kjosavik, C.H. Knuts, I. Kubbe, T. Lodge, A. McCulloch, S. Ozel, A. Özerdem, L. Pelke, A. Pellegata, E. Ranta, J. Ribot, A. Rocha Menocal, M.T. Rock, M.H. Ross, I. Salamey, S.-E. Skaaning, P. Söderbaum, F. Stewart
Contents
Contents:

Introduction to Research Handbook on Democracy and Development : an
overview of the debates 1
Abdul-Gafaru Abdulai and Gordon Crawford

PART I DEFINITIONS AND INTERLINKAGES
1 Democracy: contested concept with a common core 27
Svend-Eerik Skaaning
2 Development: a multidimensional concept 45
Eija Ranta
3 Does democracy need development? Assessing key linkages 60
Alina Rocha Menocal
4 Sen and development as freedom 79
Darley Jose Kjosavik

PART II CAPITALISM, DEMOCRACY AND AUTOCRACY
5 Neoliberal democracy vs neoliberal authoritarianism: capitalism and
democracy’s global contest in the twenty-first century 98
Rita Kiki Edozie
6 Autocracy and variation in economic development outcomes 116
Carl Henrik Knutsen
7 Varieties of autocracy and human development 134
Andrea Cassani

PART III REGIONAL PERSPECTIVES
8 Democracy and growth in Africa 152
Michael T. Rock and Marc Howard Ross
9 Democracy and development in Africa 174
Augustin Kwasi Fosu
10 Leaders, multiparty elections and developmental performances in
sub-Saharan Africa 194
Giovanni Carbone and Alessandro Pellegata
11 Democracy and development in Latin America 212
Luis F. Angosto-Ferrández
12 Development and democracy in Asia 228
Aurel Croissant and Lars Pelke
13 Democracy and development in the MENA 250
Imad Salamey
14 Democracy, development and Islam 263
Michael T. Rock and Soli Ozel

PART IV INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS AND AID POLICY
15 Corruption, democracy and development: the role of the European Union 293
Ina Kubbe and Liljana Cvetanoska
16 Human rights and development: civic engagement, approaches and outcomes 313
Bård A. Andreassen

PART V DEMOCRACY AND CONFLICT TRANSFORMATION
17 Consociational democracy: compromise or collapse? 332
Allison McCulloch
18 Post-conflict reconstruction and democracy promotion 348
Alpaslan Özerdem
19 Transitional justice, transformative justice, democracy and development 360
Matthew Evans
20 South Africa: democracy and development in the post-apartheid era 373
Tom Lodge

PART VI INEQUALITIES AND DEMOCRACY
21 Why inequality is democracy’s catch-22 393
Alina Rocha Menocal
22 Gender inequality and democracy in Africa 409
Gretchen Bauer
23 Horizontal inequalities and democracy 420
Frances Stewart

PART VII DEEPENING DEMOCRACY
24 Participatory budgeting: contributions to reversing social and spatial priorities 442
Yves Cabannes
25 NGOs and the democratic space within Uganda’s emerging oil sector 461
Badru Bukenya
26 Democratic decentralization and local development: insights from
Morocco’s advanced regionalization process 481
Sylvia I. Bergh

PART VIII DEMOCRATIC DEVELOPMENT AND THE ENVIRONMENT
27 Representation, citizenship and the public domain: choice and
recognition in natural resource decentralization 502
Jesse Ribot
28 Democracy, ideological orientation and sustainable development 521
Peter Söderbaum

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