Civil Society and Democratization - Morales, Isidro / Rich, Paul / De los Reyes, Guillermo (eds.)
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At the end of the Cold War, a renewed interest in civil society emerged. Today, civil society, trust, democratization, social capital, and volunteerism are a primary focus among the social sciences. The end of the Cold War meant such issues in the social sciences, neglected during many years of military confrontation, came back into prominence. Voluntary groups are being given large roles, and the state is being challenged by them.''The search is on for ways to encourage democracy. Free trade and globalization are part of the equation, but much attention is being focused on the role of NGOs…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
At the end of the Cold War, a renewed interest in civil society emerged. Today, civil society, trust, democratization, social capital, and volunteerism are a primary focus among the social sciences. The end of the Cold War meant such issues in the social sciences, neglected during many years of military confrontation, came back into prominence. Voluntary groups are being given large roles, and the state is being challenged by them.''The search is on for ways to encourage democracy. Free trade and globalization are part of the equation, but much attention is being focused on the role of NGOs (non-governmental organizations). The claim is that without a healthy voluntary sector, the long-term survival of a democratic society is doubtful.''Civil Society and Democratization, a special issue of THE ANNALS, features articles written by both domestic and international scholars on this ever growing area of discussion. Articles in this issue cover these important topics:''''· Debates on civil society both in the United States and abroad''+ Civil society and political elections''+ Religion and civic engagement''+ Civil society and volunteerism''This special issue is a comprehensive discussion of how political confidence is built and eroded in a world that unimaginable only ten years ago. It is an indispensable guide to the problems of sustaining the gains made by democracy since the collapse of the Soviet Union and will be of great interest to academics and professionals concerned with processes of social change.
  • Produktdetails
  • Annals of the American Academy Nr.565
  • Verlag: SAGE PUBN
  • Seitenzahl: 242
  • Erscheinungstermin: September 1999
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 231mm x 157mm x 13mm
  • Gewicht: 295g
  • ISBN-13: 9780761920335
  • ISBN-10: 0761920331
  • Artikelnr.: 37039407
Inhaltsangabe
CONTENTS Preface
Isidro Morales, Guillermo De Los Reyes, and Paul Rich The Civil Society American Voluntarism, Social Capital, and Political Culture
Paul Rich NAFTA: The Governance of Economic Openness
Isidro Morales Civil Society and European Integration
Finn Laursen The Autonomy and Democracy of Indigenous Peoples in Canada and Mexico
Jose L. Garcia
Aguilar Conditions for Democratization Development and Civil Society in Latin America and Asia
William Ratliff Civil Society and NAFTA: Initial Results
John S. Robey Civil Society and Political Elections: A Culture of Distrust?
Andreas Schedler Civil Society and Attitudes: The Virtues of Character
Armando Cintora Entrepreneurs in Emerging Economies: Creating Trust, Social Capital, and Civil Society
M. B. Neace Ingredients of Social Capital The Aztec States
Society: Roots of Civil Society and Social Capital
Marco A. Almazan Religion and Civic Engagement: A Comparative Analysis
Corwin Smidt Death and Civil Society
Lorena Melton Young Otero Ritual and Community Networks Among Laborer Groups in Mexico
Olga Lazcano and Gustavo Barrientos Civil Society and Volunteerism: Lodges in Mining Communities
Guillermo De Los Reyes and Antonio Lara