For Democracy's Sake: Foundations and Democracy Assistance in Central Europe / Edition 1

For Democracy's Sake: Foundations and Democracy Assistance in Central Europe / Edition 1

by Kevin F. F. Quigley
     
 

Assisting democracy has become a major concern of the international community since the end of the cold war. Not only governments, but private actors—foundations and other non-governmental organizations—are playing a growing role in these efforts, rivaling that of governments and international institutions. This pathbreaking study examines foundations'

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Overview

Assisting democracy has become a major concern of the international community since the end of the cold war. Not only governments, but private actors—foundations and other non-governmental organizations—are playing a growing role in these efforts, rivaling that of governments and international institutions. This pathbreaking study examines foundations' democracy assistance programs in Central Europe in the years immediately following the fall of the Berlin Wall, both measuring their size and evaluating their strategies.

For Democracy's Sake assesses such efforts in post-cold war Central Europe through extensive field research, a rare series of workshops in which Central Europeans knowledgeable about democracy efforts participated, and the author's own experience as a foundation executive. The book includes chapters concentrating on foundations' efforts in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia, a chapter on regional initiatives, and a chapter on the philanthropy of George Soros. This timely volume offers broadly applicable lessons regarding the most effective strategies, approaches, and techniques for helping others develop their own versions of democracy.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780943875811
Publisher:
Woodrow Wilson Center Press
Publication date:
03/28/1997
Series:
Woodrow Wilson Center Special Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
189
Product dimensions:
7.03(w) x 10.02(h) x 0.56(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Kevin F. F. Quigley was director of Public Policy at the Pew Charitable Trusts, where he developed a program in support of the transitions toward more democratic and market-oriented societies in Eastern Europe. He was a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in 1995 and 1996.

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Table of Contents

Figures and Tables
Abbreviations and Acronyms
Acknowledgments
1Introduction: A New World1
2Czech Republic: Standing Apart13
3Hungary: The Long Road29
4Poland: First among Equals43
5Slovakia: Slipping Behind59
6Regional Projects: Going against the Grain73
7George Soros: Leader of the Band87
8Conclusions and Recommendations103
App. 1Project Advisory Committee Members115
App. 2For Democracy's Sake Workshop Participants117
App. 3Data on Foundation Assistance121
Notes157
Select Bibliography173
Index183

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