Reinventing Social Democratic Development: Insights from Indian and Scandinavian Comparisons

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edited by Olle Törnquist and John Harriss

A pioneering book by concerned scholars who read the experiences of social democratic development in Scandinavia and India against each other, to explore the possibilities for its reinvention in the age of uneven development in the South and of growing inequalities globally.

"...Reinventing Social Democratic Development offers a timely call to rethink the key ideas of social democratic development out of their small and cherished European confines." - Dwaipayan Bhattacharyya, Journal of South Asian Development, 13(2) 228–239

Olle Törnquist, Professor of Political Science and Development Research, University of Oslo, (earlier with Uppsala University), has written widely on radical politics, development and democratisation. In addition to parts of India, his main empirical focus since the 1970s is Indonesia, where he also co-directs research with scholarly activists. His recent books are Assessing Dynamics of Democratisation (Palgrave 2013) and the anthologies (with co-editors) Democratisation in the Global South (Palgrave 2013) and Reclaiming the State: Overcoming Problems of Democracy in Post-Soeharto Indonesia (PolGov & PCD 2015).

Publication year: 2016
380 pp / 229mm x 152mm
8 tables, 4 figures, 14 plates
ISBN: 978-87-7694-200-7, Paperback
ISBN: 978-87-7694-198-7, Hardback

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