"A remarkable, lucid, and thorough overview by one of the world's leading governance experts! Cheema shows why and how governance matters in an era of globalization. This is a book that should be of interest to both students and practitioners in the development field."
"In this indispensable guide, Shabbir Cheema masters the democratic piece of the developmental puzzle based upon years of field experience in developing countries; it is a sharp analysis of what it takes to create a stable democracy in an era of traumatic globalization."
"This useful volume provides a comprehensive analysis of the challenges of establishing and strengthening democracy in developing countries. The author draws on numerous practical examples and proceeds through a wealth of material in a balanced, clear fashion."