Civil Society The American Model and Third World Development

ISBN-10: 0813340772
ISBN-13: 9780813340777
Edition: 2003
Authors: Howard J. Wiarda
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Book details

List price: $43.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Westview Press
Publication date: 2/7/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 184
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

This text focuses on the processes and politics of dismantling 'corporate' (state directed) economies in the Third World in order to move toward civil societies of free associability and democracy. It also presents a number of significant findings and recommendations.

Preface
Introduction
Civil Society, Democracy, and Corporatism in the Third World
Policy Focus and Audience
Background and Main Questions
Theory and Concepts
Civil Society: History and Meaning(s)
Corporatist Systems of Civil Society
The Political Theory and Tradition of Corporatism
Modern Corporatism
Case Studies in Civil Society
Sub-Saharan Africa
Socioeconomic Indicators
Analysis and Case Studies
South Africa
Elements of Political Culture
Civil Society and State-Society Relations
The International Context
Conclusion
East Asia
Socioeconomic Data
Elements of Political Culture
Structural Change and Asian State-Society Relations
The International Context
Conclusion
Latin America
Socioeconomic Data
Elements of Political Culture
Socioeconomic Change and Changing State-Society Relations
The International Context
Conclusion
The Middle East and Islamic Society
Socioeconomic Data
Elements of Political Culture
Socioeconomic Change and Changing State-Society Relations
The International Context
Conclusion
Conclusion
Is Civil Society Exportable?: The American Model and Third World Development
Summary
Patterns from the Case Studies
Twenty Reasons to Be Skeptical of Civil Society
Toward the Future
Suggested Readings
About the Author
Index

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