Creating a Democratic Civil Society in Eastern Germany 2001 (Heftet)

The Case of the Citizen Movements and Alliance 90

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Innbinding: Heftet
Utgivelsesår: 2001
Antall sider: 302
Forlag: Palgrave Macmillan
Språk: Engelsk
ISBN/EAN: 9781349386277
Kategori: Religion, historie og filosofi og Statsvitenskap
Omtale: Creating a Democratic Civil Society in Eastern Germany 2001
This book examines normative theories of civil society and deliberative democracy by using a case study of the East German 'citizen movements' that led the democratic opposition against the communist regime. These movements espoused political ideals and engaged in public activities with striking affinities to recent normative theoretical conceptions of civil society. Tracing the history of the citizen movements from the 1970s through the 1990s, this study analyzes their attempts to transform German politics through a 'politics of civil society.' This case reveals the democratic potential of civil society theories as well as the obstacles facing the realization of alternative visions of democracy in contemporary liberal democracies.

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