By Jasmin Lorch

This e-book investigates theoretically and empirically even if and (if so) how nation weak point impacts the way nationwide civil societies represent themselves, utilizing Bangladesh and the Philippines as case reports. a colourful civil society is generally perceived as an immense aspect of democracy, yet does this carry for civil society in susceptible states in addition? What does civil society appear like in contexts of nation weak point? How a lot and what sort of political impact does it have in such settings? And are its actors quite able and prepared to give a contribution to democracy in states the place autonomous and felony bureaucratic associations are vulnerable? Addressing each one of those questions, the writer issues the right way to a few difficult re-thinking concerning the foundation for and method of improvement suggestions to and through neighborhood civil society, with the most important repercussions for the ways that overseas improvement help is designed and funded.

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Drawing on the causal mechanisms, which the study has identified in the relationship between state weakness and the existence of undemocratic features in civil society, the concluding chapter develops coherent linkages between civil society theories and existing approaches to state weakness. It concludes by depicting avenues for future research and by discussing the implications of the book’s main findings for international development cooperation and the promotion of civil society in weak states, with particular reference to Bangladesh and the Philippines.

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