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The weakness of civil society in post-Communist Europe, Marc Morjé Howard

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The weakness of civil society in post-Communist Europe
Title
The weakness of civil society in post-Communist Europe
Statement of responsibility
Marc Morjé Howard
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Over a decade has passed since the collapse of communism, yet post-communist citizens are still far less likely to join voluntary organizations than people from other countries. Why do post-communist citizens mistrust public organizations? What explains this pattern of weak civil society? And what does this mean for democracy in the region? This engaging study addresses these questions with a provocative argument about the enduring impact of the communist experience on its countries and citizens. Howard argues that the experience of mandatory participation in state-controlled organizations and vibrant private networks during the communist period, combined with the disappointment with post-communist developments, have left most citizens with a lasting aversion to public activities. Howard analyzes the findings from over 30 democratic countries on the World Values Survey and also presents extensive and original evidence from his own research, focused on Eastern Germany and Russia
Cataloging source
UkCbUP
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Howard, Marc Morjé
Dewey number
300/.947
Index
index present
LC call number
JC599.E92
LC item number
H68 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil society
  • Democratization
  • Non-governmental organizations
Label
The weakness of civil society in post-Communist Europe, Marc Morjé Howard
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Explaining Organizational Membership: An Evaluation of Alternative Hypotheses
  • 6.
  • Why Post-Communist Citizens Do Not Join Organizations: An Interpretive Analysis
  • 7.
  • Conclusion
  • App. A.
  • Coding of the Variables
  • App. B.
  • Country Scores on the Main Variables
  • 1.
  • App. C.
  • Post-Communist Organizational Membership Study (PCOMS) Survey
  • App. D.
  • In-Depth Interviews
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Experiential Approach to Societal Continuity and Change
  • 3.
  • Civil Society and Democratization
  • 4.
  • Post-Communist Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: An Empirical Baseline
Control code
CR9780511840012
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 206 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511840012
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The weakness of civil society in post-Communist Europe, Marc Morjé Howard
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 5.
  • Explaining Organizational Membership: An Evaluation of Alternative Hypotheses
  • 6.
  • Why Post-Communist Citizens Do Not Join Organizations: An Interpretive Analysis
  • 7.
  • Conclusion
  • App. A.
  • Coding of the Variables
  • App. B.
  • Country Scores on the Main Variables
  • 1.
  • App. C.
  • Post-Communist Organizational Membership Study (PCOMS) Survey
  • App. D.
  • In-Depth Interviews
  • Introduction
  • 2.
  • Experiential Approach to Societal Continuity and Change
  • 3.
  • Civil Society and Democratization
  • 4.
  • Post-Communist Civil Society in Comparative Perspective: An Empirical Baseline
Control code
CR9780511840012
Extent
1 online resource (xiii, 206 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780511840012
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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