Civil Society: The American Model And Third World Development

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Westview Press, Feb 7, 2003 - Political Science - 184 pages
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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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Civil Society Democracy
3
History and Meanings
13
Corporatist Systems of Civil Society
27
SubSaharan Africa
43
East Asia
67
Latin America
85
The Middle East and Islamic Society
107
The American Model
129
Suggested Readings
155
About the Author
165
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About the author (2003)

Howard J. Wiarda is Dean Rusk Professor of International Relations and head of the Department of International Affairs at the University of Georgia, and Senior Scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. He is la member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the author or editor of numerous Westview books including An Introduction to Latin American Politics and Development (with Harvey Kline) and Civil Society: The American Model and Third World Development. He is also a contributing co-editor (with Harvey Kline) of Latin American Politics and Development, Sixth Edition (2007, Westview).

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