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Civil Society Before Democracy: Lessons from by Nancy Bermeo,Philip Nord,Alberto Banti,Valerie Bunce,Laura

By Nancy Bermeo,Philip Nord,Alberto Banti,Valerie Bunce,Laura Engelstein,Thomas Ertman,Raymond Huard,Jan Kubik,Adrian Lyttleton,Robert Morris,Antonio Costa Pinto,Pedro Tavares de Almeida,Klaus Tenfelde

Bringing jointly historians and political scientists, this exact collaboration compares nineteenth-century civil societies that did not increase lasting democracies with civil societies that succeeded. a lot of the present literature at the connection among civil society and consolidating democracy focuses solely on unmarried, modern polities which are ever-changing and unsure. through learning old circumstances, the authors may be able to show which civil societies constructed in tandem with lasting democracies and which didn't. Contrasting those units of instances, the publication either enlightens readers approximately person international locations and extracts classes concerning the connections among civil society and democracy in modern occasions. specifically, the authors ask the very important yet under-researched query, OHow and why does democratic civil society develop?O

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