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Key publications

Publications include twenty books, over forty five chapters in all edited books and over forty five articles in refereed journals


Forthcoming and Most Recent Publications include

'International support for action on climate change and democracy: exploring complementarities', forthcoming in Third World Quarterly, Vol. 35, No. 7 (October 2014).

'Promoting party politics in emerging democracies', in E. Felberbauer and P. Jurekovic (eds) Political Parties in South East Europe. Supporting Intra-State, Regional and European Consolidation?, Vienna: Republic of Austria/Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, 28th workshop of PfP Consortium study group Regional Stability in South East Europe,September 2014, pp. 11-23.

Politics in the Developing World, 4th edition of coedited textbook with Profs Vicky Randall and Lise Rakner, Oxford University Press, February 2014.

'Democratisation in the Middle East and North Africa: Perspectives from Democracy Support', Third World Quarterly, Vol. 34, Issue 5 (June 2013), pp. 838-55; this article takes off from his earlier 'Lessons of Experience in International Democracy Support: Implications for Supporting Democratic Change in North Africa', available online as UNU-WIDER WP 2011/84. (PDF Document)

Peter Burnell, ‘Promoting Democracy. Review Article’, Government and Opposition, Vol. 48, No. 2 (2013), pp. 265-87.

Peter Burnell, ‘Democracy, democratization and climate change: complex relationships’, Democratization, Vol. 19, No. 5 (October 2012), pp. 813-42 and part of a Special Issue of this journal with same title edited jointly by Burnell and Jana Mittag.

'Promoting Democracy', review article in Governemnt and Opposition, Vol. 48, No. 2 (April 2013), pp. 265-87.

Promoting Democracy Abroad: Policy and Performance. (Transaction Books at Rutgers University, New Jersey, US), monograph, July 2011.

Promoting Party Politics in Emerging Democracies. Special issue of Democratization 17/6 (December 2010), co-edited with Professor Andre Gerrits (University of Leiden) published as a book by Routledge in August 2011.

Promoting democracy - Promoting Autocracy? International Politics and National Political Regimes. Special issue of Contemporary Politics 16/1 (March 2010) co-edited with Professor Oliver Schlumberger (University of Tubingen, Gemany) published as a book by Routledge November 2011.

'Is the international environment becoming less benign for democratisation?', article in Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft (Special issue 1, 2011), pp. 81-101.

'External accountability meets accountability assistance with reference to legislative strengthening in Africa', chapter in Accountable Government in Africa, eds. Danwood Chirwa and Lia Nijzink (New York: United Nations University Press, December 2011), pp.273-92.

'Does political party aid compensate for the limitations of international elections observation?', Representation journal, Vol. 47, No. 4 (November 2011), pp. 383-97.

Lessons of Experience in International Democracy Support: Implications for Supporting Democratic Change in North Africa. UNU-WIDER (United Nations University World Institute for Development Economics Research)Working Paper WP2011/84, now accessible online at UNU-WIDER web site.

 

Books (single authored) 

Promoting Democracy Abroad: Policy and Performance

 (New Jersey, US: Transaction Books at Rutgers University, 2011).

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Building Better Democracies: Why Political Parties Matter
(London: Westminster Foundation for Democracy, 2004)

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Foreign Aid in a Changing World
(Milton Keynes: Open University Press, hardback and paperback, 1997), 268 pages.

Charity, Politics and the Third World
(Brighton: Harvester Wheatsheaf in the UK; New York: St Martin's Press in the US, 1991), 314 pages.
Economic Nationalism in the Third World
(Brighton, Wheatsheaf Press in the UK, Boulder, Colorado, Westview Press in the US, 1986), 294 pages.

Books (edited)

Promoting democracy - Promoting Autocracy? International Politics and National Political Regimes
edited jontly with Oliver Schlumberger (London and New York: Routledge, 2011), harback 128 pages.

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Promoting Party Politics in Emerging Democracies
edited jointly with André Gerrits (London and New York: Routledge, 2011), hardback 242 pages.

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Politics in the Developing World (third revised edition) 
edited jpointly with Vicky Randall and Lise Rakner (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011), paperback 573 pages.

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New Challenges to Democratization
edited jointly with Richard Youngs (London and New York: Routledge, 2010), soft and hardback 240 pages.

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Evaluating Democracy Support: Methods and Experiences 
single edited (Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance and Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency, 2007), softback, 255 pages.

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Globalising Democracy: Party Politics in Emerging Democracies 
single edited (London and New York: Routledge, September 2006), soft and hardback, 220 pages.
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Politics in the Developing World (second revised edition)
edited jointly with Vicky Randall (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2008, second edn. ), 552 pages.

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Foreign Aid in the New Global Economy
edited jointly with Oliver Morrissey (Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, 2004), 628 pages.

Civil Society in Democratization
edited jointly with Peter Calvert (London:Frank Cass, 2004), 279 pages.

Politics in the Developing World (first edition)
edited jointly with Vicky Randall (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004, first edn).

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Democratization Through the Looking-Glass
single edited (Manchester: Manchester University Press, October 2003, hardback) and (New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, March 2006, paperback), 283 pages.
Democracy Assistance: International Co-operation for Democratization
single edited (London, Frank Cass, 2000), 376 pages.
The Resilience of Democracy
edited jointly with Peter Calvert (London; Frank Cass, 1999), hardback and paperback, 293 pages.

Funding Democratization
edited jointly with Alan Ware (Manchester; Manchester University Press, March 1998, hardback) and (New Jersey: Transaction Publishers, December 2006, paperback), 250 pages .

 

Britain's Overseas Aid since 1979. Between Idealism and Self-Interest
edited jointly with Anuradha Bose (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 1991) 233 pages.

Selected articles in refereed journals

'Democratisation in the Middle East and North Africa: Perspectives from Democracy Support', Third World Quarterly, Vol. 34, Issue 5 (June 2013), pp. 838-55. twq-s.jpg
Peter Burnell, ‘Promoting Democracy. Review Article’, Government and Opposition, Vol. 48, No. 2 (2013), pp. 265-87. govopp.jpg
‘Democracy, democratization and climate change: complex relationships’, Democratization, Vol. 19, No.5 (October 2012), pp. 813-42. fdem.jpg
'Does political party aid compensate for the limitations of international elections observation?' Representation , Vol. 47, No. 4 (November 2011), pp. 383-97. representation
'Is the international environment becoming less benign for democratization?' Zeitschrift fur Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft (Comparative Governance and Politics) Special issue 1, 2011, pp. 81-101. Zeitschrift fur Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft

'Promoting party politics in emerging democracies ' (with Andre Gerrits), Democratization, Vol. 17, No. 6 (2010), pp. 1065-84.

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'Promoting democracy and promoting autocracy: towards a comparative evaluation', Journal of Politics and Law (Canada)Vol.3, No. 2, (September 2010), pp. 3-14

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'Promoting democracy - promoting autocracy? International politics and national political regimes' (with Oliver Schlumberger), Contemporary Politics, Vol. 16, No. 1 (2010), pp. 1-15.

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' Legislative strengthening meets party support in international assistance: a closer relationship?', The Journal of Legislative Studies (Vol. 15, No. 4 (December 2009), pp. 460-480.

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'The relationship of accountable governance and constitutional implementation, with reference to Africa', Journal of Politics and Law, Vol. 1, No. 3 (September 2008), pp. 10-24.

 

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'International democracy promotion: a role for public goods theory?', Contemporary Politics, Vol. 14, No. 1 (2008), pp.37-52. contpol.gif 

'From evaluating democracy assistance to appraising democracy promotion' Political Studies, Vol. 56, No. 2 (2008), pp. 414-34).

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'Autocratic opening to democracy: why legitimacy matters', Third World Quarterly, pages 545-62, 27: 4 (2006).

‘Political strategies of external support for democratization’, Foreign Policy Analysis, pages 361-84. 1:3 (2005).
‘From low-conflict polity to democratic civil peace?: Explaining Zambian exceptionalism’, in African Studies, pages 107-33. 64: 2 (2005).
‘The domestic political impact of foreign aid: recalibrating the research agenda’, European Journal of Development Research, 16: 2 (2004), pp. 396-416.
'Democracy Promotion; the Elusive Search for Grand Strategies', Internationale Politik und Gesellschaft, 3/2004, pp. 100-116.
‘Legislative-Executive Relations in Zambia: Parliamentary Reform on the Agenda’, Journal of Contemporary African Studies, Vol. 21, No. 1 (2003), pp. 47-68..
‘The tripartite elections in Zambia, December 2001’, Electoral Studies, 22: 2 (2003), pp. 388-95.
‘Zambia’s 2001 elections: the tyranny of small decisions, non-decisions and “not decisions”’, Third World Quarterly, 23: 6 (2002), pp. 1103-1120.
‘Parliamentary committees in Zambia's Third Republic: partial reforms; unfinished agenda’, Journal of Southern African Studies, 28: 2 (2002), pp. 291-313.
‘Financial Indiscipline in Zambia’s Third Republic: the Role of Parliamentary Scrutiny’, Journal of Legislative Studies, Vol. 7, No. 3 (2002), pp. 34-64.
‘The party system and party politics in Zambia: continuities past, present and future’, African Affairs, 100: 399 (2001), pp. 239-63.
‘The first two MMD administrations in Zambia: millennium dawn or millennium sunset?’, Contemporary Politics, 7: 2 (2001), pp.95-111.
'Does economic reform promote democratisation? Evidence from Zambia's Third Republic', New Political Economy, 6:2 (2001), pp. 191-212.

‘The Significance of the December 1998 local elections in Zambia and their aftermath’, Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 38: 1 (2000), pp. 1-18.

Earlier articles

‘Arrivals and departures: a preliminary classification of democratic failures and their explanation', Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, 36:3 (1998), pp. 1-29.

‘Britain's new government, new White Paper, new aid? Eliminating world poverty: a challenge for the 21st. century’, Third World Quarterly, 19:4 (1998),pp.787-802.

‘Whither Zambia? The presidential and parliamentary elections November 1996’, Electoral Studies, 16:3 (1997), pp. 409-16.

‘The changing politics of foreign aid - where to next?’, Politics, 17:2 (1997), pp. 117-25.

‘The politics of poverty and the poverty of politics in Zambia's Third Republic’, Third World Quarterly, 16:4 (1995), pp. 663-78.

‘Building on the past? - party politics in Zambia's Third Republic’, Party Politics, 1:3 (1995), pp. 395-403.

‘President cum laude - a first for Zambia?’, African Affairs, 372 (July 1994), pp. 412-414.

‘'Good government and democratization - a sideways look at aid and political conditionality’, Democratization, 1:3 (1994), pp. 485-503.

‘Zambia at the crossroads’, World Affairs, 157:1 (summer 1994), pp. 19-28.

‘Democratization and economic change worldwide - can societies cope?’, Democratization, 1:1 (1994), pp. 1-7.

‘Foreign aid and good government’, Politics Review, 2:3 (1993), pp. 16-19.

‘Third World charities in Britain towards 2000’, Community Development Journal, 28:1 (1993), pp. 66-81.

‘Charity law and pressure politics in Britain: after the Oxfam inquiry’, Voluntas. International Journal of Voluntary and Non-Profit Organisations, 3:3 (1993), pp.311-34.

‘Third World charities in a changing world’, Community Development Journal, 27:3 (1992), pp.290-302.

‘Development studies in the Third World: a guide to the periodicals’, Teaching Politics, 13:3 (1984), pp.344-54.

‘Persuasion as a political concept’ (with Andrew Reeve), British Journal of Political Science, 14:4 (1984), pp.393-410.

‘On Opinion in "On Liberty" ‘, The Mill News Letter, XVIII:1 (1983), pp.2-11.

Selected book chapters and other publications

'Promoting party politics in emerging democracies', in E. Felberbauer and P. Jurekovic (eds) Political Parties in South East Europe. Supporting Intra-State, Regional and European Consolidation?, Vienna: Republic of Austria/Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, 28th workshop of PfP Consortium study group Regional Stability in South East Europe,September 2014, pp. 11-23.

'External accountability meets accountability assistance: the case of legislative strengthening in Africa', chapter 16 in D. Chirwa and L. Nijzink (eds), Accountable Government in Africa (Tokyo/New York/Paris: United Nations University Press and University of Cape Town Press), pp. 273-92.

Lessons of Experience in International Democracy Support.Implications for Supporting Democratic Change in North Africa, Working Paper No. 2011/84, United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research. December 2011.

'Promoting democracy', chapter 25 in D. Caramani (ed.), Comparative Politics (Oxford: Oxford University Press, second edn. 2011), pp. 467-84.

Climate Change and Democratization: a Complex Relationship, an extended Policy Paper for Heinrich Boll Stiftung (Berlin) published along with independent commentary responding to it on the Foundation's web site (April/May 2010).

A New Autocracy Promotion? Working Paper 96, Fondacion para las Relaciones Internationales y el Dialogo (FRIDE, Madrid))(March 2010).

'Democracy promotion: an evaluation', in D. Forsythe (ed.) Encyclopedia of Human Rights (New York: Oxford University Press, August 2009); Volume 2, pp. 1-11

'The coherence of democratic peacebuilding', chapter 4 in T. Addison and T. Bruck (eds) Making Peace Work. The Challenges of Social and Economic Reconstruction (London and Helsinki: Palgrave Macmillan UNU-WIDER Studies in Development Economics and Policy, 2008), pp. 51-74

'Foreign aid resurgent: new spirit or old hangover?', chapter 2 in T. Addison and G. Mavrotas (eds), Development Finance in the Global Economy: The Road Ahead (London and Helsinki: Palgrave Macmillan UNU-WIDER Studies in Development Economics and Policy, 2008), pp. 24-42.

‘Foreign aid in a changing world’, in V. Desai and R. Potter (eds.), The Companion to Development Studies,(London: Hodder, second end. 2008), pp. 503-7 (revised version of entry in first edn. pbl by Edward Arnold, 2001.

'Political parties and the globalization of democracy', chapter 1 in S. Gloppen and L. Rakner (eds), Globalization and Democratization: Challenges for Political Parties. Essays in Honour of Lars Svasand (Bergen: Fagbokforlaget, 2007), pp. 21-41.

Does International Democracy Promotion Work? (Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik/German Development Institute Discussion Paper, 17/2007).

'Political parties in Africa: different, functional, dynamic?', in Matthias Basedau, Gero Erdmann and Andreas Mehler (eds), Votes, Money and Violence : Political Parties and Elections in sub-Saharan Africa (Uppsala: Nordkisa Afrikainstitutet, and Scottsville: University of Kwazulu Press, 2007), pp. 65-81.

'European democratic values : relations between state, civil society and private sector', in Marieke van Doorn and Roel von Meijenfeldt (eds), Democracy. Europe's Core Value? (Delft: Eburon Academic Publishers, 2007), pp. 15-32.

'Foreign aid: reports of its death greatly exaggerated', in Anthony McGrew and Nana Poku (eds), Globalization, Development and Human Security (Cambridge: Polity Press, 2007), pp. 47-65.

'Unterstutzung fur politische parteien in neuen demokratien:parteiensystem und globalisierungsdenken', KAS/Auslands-Informationen, 9/06 (Berlin, 2006), pp. 75-98.

Promoting Democracy Backwards, Working Paper 28, Fundacion Para Las Relaciones Internacionales Y El Dialogo Exterior (FRIDE) (Madrid: November 2006).

'Taking stock of democracy in Zambia', chapter 8 in Jeff Haynes (ed.), Democracy and Political change in the 'Third World' (Routledge/ECPR Studies, paperback. edn. 2006/2001), pp. 132-51.

‘Promoting parties and party systems in new democracies: is there anything the international community can do?’, in K. Dowding, J. Hughes and H. Margetts (eds.), Challenges to Democracy: PSA Yearbook 2000 (Basingstoke, Palgrave, 2001), pp. 188-204.

‘Foreign aid’, in M. Griffiths (ed.), Routledge Encyclopaedia of International Relations and Global Politics (New York: Routledge, October 2005).

‘World Bank', in R.J.B.Jones (ed.), Routledge Encyclopedia of International Political Economy (London: Routledge, 2001), pp. 1702-4.

Fifteen entries for the Concise Oxford Dictionary of Politics ,ed. I McLean and A. Macmillan for Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996, second edn. revised 2003,third edn. revised 2008.

‘Charity that begins abroad: issues in government funding’, chapter 5 in A.Ware (ed.), Charities and Government (Manchester: Manchester University Press,1989), pp.113-38.

Journal Editor and special issues:

Founding co-editor of Democratization (1994-2007) with I. Campbell (1994-96) and P. Calvert (1996-2007). Also Democratization Studies book series (Routledge Taylor and Francis).

'Democracy, Democratization and Climate Change: Complex
Relationships', Special issue of Democratization, Vol. 19, No. 5 (2012) co-edited with Jana Mittag.

'Promoting Party Politics in Emerging Democracies', Special issue of Democratization, Vol 17, No.6 (December 2010), co-edited with A. Gerrits.

'Promoting Democracy – Promoting Autocracy? International politics and national political regimes', Special issue of Contemporary Politics , Vol. 16, No. 1 (2010) , co-edited with O. Schlumberger.