Interesting thought from someone at the Global Voices Summit now on at New Delhi:
The other thing is that it is very hard to encourage just by outside examples. Every people thinks that their country is so different that outside models are just hard to be adopted. It might or might not, but the perception is strong that it is.
Yes, the perception that "outside models are just hard to be adopted" can be strong and there are good reasons for it, not easily seen by those who offer outside examples.
Some decades ago Fred W. Riggs developed his theories using similar insights from his observations around the world.