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|Description:||vi, 191 pages ; 24 cm.|
|Contents:||pt. I. The parallel polis: Central-East European models of civil society. 1. 'The self-limiting revolution': Polish voices. 2. 'The independent life of society': Czechoslovakian and Hungarian voices --
pt. II. Democracy at the grass roots: Latin American models of civil society. 3. 'We need to build civil society because we want freedom': the Latin American left's discovery of civil society. 4. The idea of civil society in the theory-practice of Latin American new social movements --
pt. III. The taming of the idea of civil society since 1989. 5. Civil society and theories of democratisation in Eastern Europe. 6. Civil society and theories of democratisation in Latin America --
pt. IV. New alternatives? 7. Models of global civil society.
|Series Title:||Routledge innovations in political theory.|
"The author's tracing of intellectual connections in Eastern Europe is a valuable resource for scholars of communist-era dissidence, while his discussion of Latin America helps one to comprehend