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Title: Non-state actors and democratic consolidation
Authors: Svåsand, Lars
Tostensen, Arne
Keywords: Civil society
Democratisation
Democratic consolidation
Malawi
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Series/Report no.: CMI Working paper
WP 2009: 1
Abstract: This working paper provides a review of the literature addressing the role of civil society or non-state actors in democratic consolidation, with particular reference to Malawi. Civil society comprises private businesses; media organisations; political parties; non-governmental organisations (NGOs) or voluntary associations, or more generally civil society organisations (CSOs); interest organisations, such as trade unions, confederations of employers and businesses, farmers’ associations, etc. Special attention is drawn to the question whether the concept of civil society and its diverse operationalisations emanating from European and North American contexts travel well to empirical realities elsewhere. The problem of donor dependence is also discussed.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10202/423
ISBN: 978-82-8062-331-7
ISSN: 1890-5048
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