1st Edition

Civil Society
The American Model And Third World Development





ISBN 9780813340777
Published February 7, 2003 by Routledge
183 Pages

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Book Description

Civil Society focuses on the processes and politics of dismantling "corporate" (state directed) economies and political systems in the Third World. Howard Wiarda explores how this separation would create a move toward civil societies of free associability and democracy, as well as the limits to and pitfalls of this approach. The book examines case studies from sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and includes such critical countries as South Africa, South Korea, Taiwan, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, and Egypt.

Table of Contents

Preface -- Introduction -- Civil Society, Democracy, and Corporatism in the Third World -- Theory and Concepts -- Civil Society -- Corporatist Systems of Civil Society -- Case Studies in Civil Society -- Unity and Divergence -- Sub-Saharan Africa -- East Asia -- Latin America -- The Middle East and Islamic Society -- Conclusion -- Is Civil Society Exportable?

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