Civil Society, Democracy and Democratization by Dorota Pietrzyk-ReevesCivil Society, Democracy and Democratization by Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves

Civil Society, Democracy and Democratization

byDorota Pietrzyk-Reeves

Hardcover | February 22, 2016

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The book contributes to the ongoing discussion and research on civil society in the context of democracy and democratization. It provides a theoretical analysis of civil society, participation, the public sphere and democratic consolidation in light of normative democratic theory and the challenges of democratic transformation in Central and Eastern Europe. It also offers a novel approach to some of the key issues in that debate including corruption and democratic consolidation, active citizenship, civic unity and the rule of law as well as theories of democratization. Finally, it asks the question as to whether a properly functioning democracy must be complemented with civil society and the numerous roles it plays in a political community of free citizens.
Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves is Associate Professor of political philosophy at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. She held numerous research and visiting positions including Nuffield College, Oxford and the Central European University. Her research interests include democratic theory and democratization, classical republican tradition, a...
Title:Civil Society, Democracy and DemocratizationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:8.47 × 6.04 × 0.7 inPublished:February 22, 2016Publisher:Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der WissenschaftenLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3631665261

ISBN - 13:9783631665268

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Table of Contents

Contents: Civil Society as a normative concept – Anti-communist opposition and civil society – Post-communist democratization – Normative democratic theories: concepts and questions – Deliberative democracy and the model of citizenship – Public sphere – Corruption and democratization – Civic Participation and Democratic Consolidation – Civic unity and the rule of law.