Some propositions about civil society and the consolidation of democracy
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Published by Institut für Höhere Studien/Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Democracy.,
  • Civil society.

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Edition Notes

StatementPhilippe C. Schmitter.
SeriesInstitut für Höhere Studien. Forschungsberichte : Reihe Politikwissenschaft -- 10, Sept. 1993, Institute for Advanced Studies. Research memoranda : Political science series -- 10, Sept. 1993, Institut für Höhere Studien -- 10, Sept. 1993., Institute for Advanced Studies -- 10, Sept. 1993.
ContributionsInstitut für Höhere Studien und Wissenschaftliche Forschung.
The Physical Object
Pagination14p. :
Number of Pages14
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17209780M

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A series of hypotheses are proposed which link (positively and negatively) the relative strength of civil society to success or failure in the effort to consolidate democracy. Furthermore, it is argued that civil society is not an automatic or unreflexive product of capitalism, urbanization, literacy, social mobilization, economic growth - i.e. of development - although it is encouraged by all of the : Philippe C. Schmitter. A series of hypotheses are proposed which link (positively and negatively) the relative strength of civil society to success or failure in the effort to consolidate democracy. Furthermore, it is argued that civil society is not an automatic or unreflexive product of capitalism, urbanization, literacy, social mobilization, economic growth – i.e. of development – although it is encouraged by all of the : Philippe C. SCHMITTER. The book contributes to the ongoing discussion and research on civil society in the context of democracy and democratization. It provides a theoretical analysis of civil society, participation, the public sphere and democratic consolidation in light of normative democratic theory and the challenges of democratic transformation in Central and Eastern Europe. A series of hypotheses are proposed which link (positively and negatively) the relative strength of civil society to success or failure in the effort to consolidate democracy. Furthermore, it is argued that civil society is not an automatic or unreflexive product of capitalism, urbanization, literacy, social mobilization, economic growth – i.e. of development – although it is encouraged by all of the : Philippe C. Schmitter.

Civil Society and Democracy Civil Society as Salvation Civil society is cast in a heroic role in a wide variety of works that deal with democratization. The role most easily connected with contempo-rary newsreels portrays civil society as a barrier to tyranny. Tocqueville writes that the growth of civil society’s component institutions “shouldFile Size: KB. know if a democracy is consolidated? These are some of the few questions that are usually gener-ated whenever the issue of democratic consolidation is mentioned in relation to CSOs. Interestingly, some have even questioned the relevance of CSOs and civil society as a whole (Warren, ).Cited by: 1. The following analytical propositions about the role of civil society in horizontal accountability focus first on state institutions, then on issues of accountability within civil society itself. These propositions focus on the interdependence between vertical and horizontal accountability. I. Political accountability seen from . The empirical results show the partial mediation of civil society participation and trust in democracy; however, civil society participation is more effective than trust in democracy in mediating Author: Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves.

to prevail before a democracy can be said to be consolidated. First, the conditions must exist for the development of a free and lively civil society. Civil society is defined as an arena of the polity where self- organising and relatively autonomous groups, movements andFile Size: 51KB. 7 Michael W. Foley and Bob Edwards, "The Paradox of Civil Society," Journal of Democracy 1 (July ); Larry Diamond, "Rethinking Civil Society: Toward Democratic Consolidation," Journal of Democracy 5 (July ); Theda Skocpol, "The Tocqueville Problem: Civic Engagement in American. Section One: The Role of Civil Society in a Democracy. Believe that change can happen. Introduction. This section discusses the role of civil society in a democracy. It looks at the various services civil society can provide to the government. It also looks at the other functions it may provides in keeping government accountable and transparent.   Schmitter, P. C. (). Some propositions about civil society and the consolidation of democracy. Forschungsberichte/Research Memoranda, Reihe Politikwissenschaft/Political Science Series No. 10 Institut für Höhere Studien/Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna. Google ScholarAuthor: Antonio Fiori, Sunhyuk Kim.