|Title:||Local Elites, Political Capital and Democratic Development|
Hellmut Wollmann, Berlin Harald Baldersheim, Oslo Peter John, London
|Description:||Local Elites, Political Capital and Democratic Development is another solid step forward in a significant, decentralized research program, Democracy and Local Governance (DLG), which was initiated in the summer of 1991 -- just after one of the final great political transformations of the 20th Century. Other research reports (B. Jacob, et al., Democracy and Local Governance: Nine Em- pirical Studies, Institute of Political Science, University of Bern, 1999) have extended the scope of the Democracy and Local Governance Research program to other countries. This book is a point of departure not only from those research reports but also from almost all other research on local democracy in that it is based on observations at three points in time and introduces the concept of po- litical capital as an explanatory variable. It also demonstrates the power of gen- eral theoretical frameworks in advancing knowledge by focusing additional empirical research in theoretically productive ways.|
|Appears in Collections:||Environmental and Development Studies|
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