Civil Society Before Democracy: Lessons from Nineteenth-Century Europe / Edition 320by Nancy Bermeo
Pub. Date: 11/28/2000
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Bringing together historians and political scientists, this unique collaboration compares nineteenth-century civil societies that failed to develop lasting democracies with civil societies that succeeded. Much of the current literature on the connection between civil society and consolidating democracy focuses exclusively on single, contemporary polities that are… See more details below
Bringing together historians and political scientists, this unique collaboration compares nineteenth-century civil societies that failed to develop lasting democracies with civil societies that succeeded. Much of the current literature on the connection between civil society and consolidating democracy focuses exclusively on single, contemporary polities that are ever-changing and uncertain. By studying historical cases, the authors are able to demonstrate which civil societies developed in tandem with lasting democracies and which did not. Contrasting these two sets of cases, the book both enlightens readers about individual countries and extracts lessons about the connections between civil society and democracy in contemporary times. Above all, the authors ask the vital but under-researched question, "How and why does democratic civil society develop?"
Author Biography: Nancy Bermeo is associate professor of political science at Princeton University. Philip Nord is professor of history at Princeton.
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Table of Contents
|Selective Chronology of Nineteenth-Century Events|
|1||On Liberalism and the Emergence of Civil Society in Portugal||3|
|2||The Dream of Civil Society in Tsarist Russia: Law, State, and Religion||23|
|3||Public Opinion and Associations in Nineteenth-Century Italy||43|
|4||Liberalism and Civil Society in Italy: From Hegemony to Mediation||61|
|5||Civil Society and the Middle Classes in Nineteenth-Century Germany||83|
|6||Civil Society, Subscriber Democracies, and Parliamentary Government in Great Britain||111|
|7||Political Association in Nineteenth-Century France: Legislation and Practice||135|
|8||Liberalization, Democratization, and the Origins of a "Pillarized" Civil Society in Nineteenth-Century Belgium and the Netherlands||155|
|9||Between the State and Networks of "Cousins": The Role of Civil Society and Noncivil Associations in the Democratization of Poland||181|
|10||The Historical Origins of the East-West Divide: Civil Society, Political Society, and Democracy in Europe||209|
|11||Civil Society after Democracy: Some Conclusions||237|
|About the Contributors||277|
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