Comparative Perspectives on Civil Society

Comparative Perspectives on Civil Society

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Comparative Perspective of Civil Society examines the role of civil society in the economic, social, and political development of several nations. It uses a comparative perspective to explore the intriguing challenges that civil society organizations face in the development processes of various nations. It argues that, while the involvement of civil society organizations in the achievement of sustainable development is an extremely complex process, it is paramount for stakeholders (i.e., government officials, NGOs staff, the private sector, union, professional association leaders, and community based groups) to increase their knowledge and more

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  • Hardback | 340 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 28mm | 621.42g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073912417X
  • 9780739124178

About Robert A. Dibie

Robert Dibie is professor of public affairs in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) at Indiana University more

Review quote

Comparative Perspective of Civil Society is written in a clear and crisp style, providing a scholarly survey of just what a daunting, complex, and important role civil society organizations could play in a nation's bid for appropriate democracy. -- Toyin Falola, The Frances Higginbothom Nalle Professor in History and University Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, and Dibie's Comparative Perspective of Civil Society is a rich survey of the cross-national activities of civil groups, with attention to apparent cultural differences and a tough effort to commend devices for social, political, and economic reform. The book is a distinguished collection of readings representing the fundamental perspectives of civil society activities around the world. -- Kayode Makinde, Babcock University Nigeria Dibie's book on civil society is comprehensive in coverage but crisp in exposition of civil society activities and their relationship with government institutions of different dimensions. The book applies a variety of analytic frameworks to the many forms of civil society activities in several countries. -- Kelechi Kalu, University of North Colorado, Greeleyshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1. The Governance and Redevelopment of Civil Society Organizations Chapter 2. The Dynamics and Nature of Civil Society Chapter 3. Civil Society in Contemporary Brazil Chapter 4. Philippine Struggle for Sustainable Civil Society and Democratization Chapter 5. Civil Society in the Islamic Kingdom of Morocco Chapter 6. The Changing Role of the Catholic Church in Irish Civil Society Chapter 7. Civil Society and Governance in Nigeria Chapter 8. Civil Society under Democracy in Nigeria (1999-2006) Chapter 9. Civil Society Growth in Transition Economies Chapter 10. Indigenous Civil Society Practices among the Igbo People of Nigeria Chapter 11. Civil Society in India and the Tsunami Relief Chapter 12. Civil Society and Democracy in Sierra Leone Chapter 13. Civil Society in Japan Chapter 14. Civil Society and National Development in Cameroonshow more