The evidence from India, Brazil and South Africa demonstrates that there is no need to give up individual rights and freedoms in order to achieve growth or to expand opportunities. A major publication “The Democratic Alternative from the South: India, Brazil and South Africa” reveals that the expansion and strengthening of democratic institutions can pave the way for a second wave of reforms  needed to ensure steady  high growth, and to increase opportunities for the poor.

 

Written by Ann Bernstein, Executive Director, Centre for Development and Enterprise and edited by Anne Applebaum, Director of Transitions Forum, Legatum Institute  and published by the Centre for Development and Enterprise in South Africa and the Legatum Institute in London, 2014.