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Description - Civil Society by Howard J. Wiarda

Considers the possibility of opening up economies and societies of the Third World to democracy; specifically the role of civil society in contributing to democracy and the varieties of civil society and state-society relations in distinct Third World areas.. Using case studies from sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and including such critical countries as South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, and Egypt, Civil Society focuses on the processes and politics of dismantling "corporate" (state directed) economies and political systems in the Third World in order to move toward civil societies of free associability and democracy and the limits and pitfalls in this approach.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780813340777
ISBN-10: 0813340772
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x mm)
Pages: 184
Imprint: Westview Press Inc
Publisher: INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
Publish Date: 7-Feb-2003
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Howard J. Wiarda

Howard J. Wiarda is professor of Pol itical Science and the Leonard J. Horwitz Professo r of Latin American Studies at the University of M assachusetts, Amherst, a senior scholar at the Woo drow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and senior associate of the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C. His boo ks include New Directions in Comparative Polit ics, Third Edition (Westview Press, 2002), Latin American Politics and Development, Fifth E dition (Westview Press 2000), and An Intr oduction to Latin American Politics and Developmen t (Westview Press 2001).

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