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?