This volume examines and contributes to debates surrounding social capital, social movements and the role of civil society in emerging forms of governance.
The authors adopt a broad range of research approaches, from testing hypotheses drawn from rationale choice theory against available statistics on associations, to ethnographic study of emerging attempts at participant / deliberative democracy. Divided into three clear sections, focusing on the following core aspects of civil society:
• the position of civic organizations between state and society in emerging forms of governance
• the geographical scales of social movement mobilizations and actions from the local to the global
• the patterns of public trust and civic engagement that falls under the rubric of social capital.
The book draws on case studies from a wide range of countries, including: Russia, Ukraine, Britain, Greece, Spain, Germany, Argentina and new Asian democracies.
Presenting current research on the key dimensions of civil society, Civil Societies and Social Movements will appeal to those researching and studying in the fields of political science, sociology and social policy.
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Series:||Routledge/ECPR Studies in European Political Science|
|Product dimensions:||6.25(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.52(d)|
Table of Contents
Notes on contributors xi
Introduction: dimensions of civil society Derrick Purdue 1
Civic organizations between state and society in emerging forms of governance 17
Civic organizations and the state in Putin's Russia: co-operation, co-optation, confrontation Suvi Salmenniemi 19
What happened after the 'end of history'? Foreign aid and civic organizations in Ukraine Kateryna Pishchikova 35
Civic organisations and local governance: learning from the experience of community networks John Diamond 53
Civic societies and social movements from local to global: arenas for mobilization and action 69
Social movement scenes: infrastructures of opposition in civil society Sebastian Haunss Darcy K. Leach 71
Between horizontal bridging and vertical governance: pro-beneficiary movements in New Labour Britain Manlio Cinalli 88
Networks of protest on global issues in Greece 2002-2003 Moses A. Boudourides Iosif A. Botetzagias 109
Protest and protesters in advanced industrial democracies: the case of the 15 February global anti-war demonstrations Joris Verhulst Stefaan Walgrave 124
Social capital and trust within differentdemocratic systems 145
On the externalities of social capital: between myth and reality Luigi Curini 147
Creating social capital and civic virtue: historical legacy and individualistic values - what civil society in Spain? Rafael Vazquez Garcia 166
Social capital and political trust in new democracies in Asia: ingredients of deliberative communication and democratic governance Ji-Young Kim 185
Creating social capital through deliberative participation: the experience of the Argentine popular assemblies Julien D. Talpin 203
Conclusion: civil society, governance, social movements and social capital Derrick Purdue 220