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Civil society and democracy in Latin America

Author: Richard E Feinberg; Carlos H Waisman; León Zamosc
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2006.
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A dense web of private associations drawn from multiple social classes, interest groups and value communities makes for a firm foundation for strong democracy. In Latin America today, will civil society improve the quality of democracy or will it foster political polarization and reverse recent progress? Distinguished theorists from the United States, Canada and Latin America explore the diverse impact of civil  Read more...
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Kongress (San Diego, 2003)
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Civil society and democracy in Latin America.
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, ©2006
(DLC) 2005056461
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard E Feinberg; Carlos H Waisman; León Zamosc
ISBN: 9781403983244 1403983240
OCLC Number: 567962663
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 196 pages)
Contents: Introduction : civil society and democracy : the Latin American case / Carlos H. Waisman, Richard Feinberg, Leon Zamosc --
Autonomy, self-regulation, and democracy : Tocquevillean-Gellnerian perspectives on civil society and the bifurcated state in Latin America / Carlos H. Waisman --
Civil society in Latin America in the twenty-first century : between democratic deepening, social fragmentation, and state crisis / Leonardo Avritzer --
Conceptualizing civil society from the bottom up : a political economy perspective / Philip Oxhorn --
Citizenship and civil society in renascent Argentina / Isidoro Cheresky --
Argentina after the nineties : changes in social structure and political behavior / Manuel Mora y Araujo --
Sem reforma agrária, não há democracia : deepening democracy and the struggle for agrarian reform in Brazil / Wendy Wolford --
Civil society and political decay in Venezuela / Daniel H. Levine.
Responsibility: edited by Richard Feinberg, Carlos H. Waisman, and León Zamosc.
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