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Author Lorch, Jasmin
Title Civil society and mirror images of weak states [electronic resource] : Bangladesh and the Philippines / by Jasmin Lorch
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan UK : Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan, 2017
book jacket
Descript xi, 280 p. : ill., digital ; 24 cm
Series Governance and limited statehood
Governance and limited statehood
Note Chapter 1. Introduction -- Chapter 2. Analysing Civil Society in Weak States -- Chapter 3. State Weakness and Civil Society in Bangladesh -- Chapter 4. State Weakness and Civil Society in the Philippines -- Chapter 5. Mirror Images of Weak States: Civil Societies in Bangladesh and the Philippines -- Chapter 6. Conclusion and Debate
This book investigates theoretically and empirically whether and (if so) how state weakness influences the way in which national civil societies constitute themselves, using Bangladesh and the Philippines as case studies. A vibrant civil society is usually perceived as an important ingredient of democracy, but does this hold for civil society in weak states as well? What does civil society look like in contexts of state weakness? How much and what kind of political influence does it have in such settings? And are its actors really capable and willing to contribute to democracy in states where independent and legal bureaucratic institutions are weak? Addressing each of these questions, the author points the way to some hard re-thinking about the basis for and approach to development assistance to and via local civil society, with crucial repercussions for the ways in which international development assistance is designed and funded
Host Item Springer eBooks
Subject Human rights -- Bangladesh
Civil society -- Bangladesh
Democracy -- Bangladesh
Non-governmental organizations -- Bangladesh
Human rights -- Philippines
Civil society -- Philippines
Democracy -- Philippines
Non-governmental organizations -- Philippines
Political Science and International Relations
Public Policy
Political Communication
African Politics
Asian Politics
Development Studies
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