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The relationship between money and politics is at the heart of South Africa’s democracy. A healthy democracy needs strong political parties and vibrant election campaigns. But the money needed to pay for democratic competition can place undue power in the hands of wealthy individuals and companies. It can also promote corruption and the abuse of state power. The book investigates experiences elsewhere in the South. Chapters by leading international specialists focus on middle income developing countries such as Mexico, Botswana, Russia, Brazil and Malaysia, and on the lessons they have to share.