Civil Society in Southeast Europe
Dane R. Gordon, David C. Durst
Rodopi, 2004 - History - 177 pages
Since the fall of communism in 1989 Southeast Europe has been a site of far-reaching societal transformation, much of it marked by political crisis, economic upheaval, ethnic tension, and bitter war. The book comprises articles investigating the history and development of civil society in post-communist Southeast Europe. How is civil society to be grasped, what are the historical factors shaping the civil societies of the region?, what is the function of civil society in the transition to democracy and a market-economy?, and what are the prospects for the future development of the civil societies of the region in an age of globalization?, –these are just a few of the major questions addressed in this collection of articles. Many of the authors are social scientists, philosophers, and activists from the region, offering first-hand critical analysis of the state of civil society in Southeast Europe and suggesting theoretical and practical strategies for the future course of its development. The aim is to provide the reader with insight into the complex challenges that face the civil societies of the region.
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ONE Civil Society Against Balkanization Georgi Fotev 1 Civil Society
Balkanization 4 2 Balkanization
PostWorld War II
A Goal Worth Working For
TWO Ethics and the Environment in Eastern Europe Dane R Gordon Ann Howard
Borders 1 Environmental Problems Do Not Observe National 2 The Environment Affects People
A A Framework for Active Learning and Critical Thinking
SEVEN Concepts of Civil Society in Former Yugoslavia
EIGHT Traditionalism and Authoritarianism as Obstacles to
NINE Interests and Civil Action in Serbia in the Nineties
TEN Civil Society and Rule of the Law in MultiEthnic
The World Bank 26 5 The World Bank 6 Ethical and Spiritual Factors
An Old Ethical Issue
A Sense of Responsibility
THREE Can Civic Virtue be Taught?
The Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Project
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Page xiii - Ernest Gellner, Civil Society is that set of diverse non-governmental institutions which is strong enough to counter-balance the state, and while not preventing the state from fulfilling the role of keeper of the peace and arbitrator between major interests, can nevertheless prevent