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Civil society in the age of monitory democracy

Author: Lars Trägårdh; Nina Witoszek; Bron Raymond Taylor
Publisher: New York : Berghahn, 2013.
Series: Studies on civil society, v. 7.
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Since the emergence of the dissident "parallel polis" in Eastern Europe, civil society has become a "new superpower," influencing democratic transformations, human rights, and international co-operation; co-designing economic trends, security and defense; reshaping the information society; and generating new ideas on the environment, health, and the "good life." This volume seeks to compare and reassess the role of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lars Trägårdh; Nina Witoszek; Bron Raymond Taylor
ISBN: 9780857457561 085745756X 9781782381495 178238149X 9780857457578 0857457578 9781782381501 1782381503
OCLC Number: 794640275
Description: vi, 350 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Civil society in the era of monitory democracy / John Keane --
Civil society in the age of crisis / John Clark --
Digital deprivation : new media, civil society, and sustainability / Paddy Coulter and Cathy Baldwin --
Monitory versus managed democracy : does civil society matter in contemporary Russia? / Kathryn Stoner-Weiss --
Monitory democracy and ecological civilization in The People's Republic of China / James Miller --
Tenuous spaces : civil society in Burma/Myanmar / David I. Steinberg --
Kenya's Green Belt Movement : contributions, conflict, contradictions, and complications in a prominent ENGO / Bron Taylor --
A new direction in transnational civil society : the politics of Muslim NGO coalitions / Zeynep Atalay --
Anti-totalitarian feminism? Civic resistance in Iran / Haideh Daragahi and Nina Witoszek --
Associative democracy in the Swedish welfare state / Lars Trägårdh --
State capture of civil society : effects of patronage in the Norwegian aid industry / Asle Toje --
Civil society as a driver of governance innovation : a Montesquieu perspective / Atle Midttun --
An ounce of action is worth a ton of theory / Bill McKibben, prefaced by Nina Witoszek and Lars Trägårdh.
Series Title: Studies on civil society, v. 7.
Responsibility: edited by Lars Trägårdh, Nina Witoszek, and Bron Taylor.

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