Olle Tornquist


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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

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).

Books by this author

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Reinventing Social Democratic Development

Insights from Indian and Scandinavian Comparisons

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.

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The Next Left?

Democratisation and Attempts to Renew the Radical Political Development Project - the Case of Kerala

Part of a larger effort to compare renewal-oriented popular movements. The focus here is on the Indian state of Kerala, which stands out for one of the most impressive and exciting attempts in the world to further develop a leftist project.
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Asian Societies in Comparative Perspective

This collection contains papers presented at the 1991 conference of the Nordic Association of Southeast Asian Studies.
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