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Governance and Limited Statehood

Civil Society and Mirror Images of Weak States

Bangladesh and the Philippines

Authors: Lorch, Jasmin

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    • Tests the common assumption that capacity building civil society is effective in strengthening democratisation
    • Points the way to some hard re-thinking about approaches to development assistance
    • Provides an original contribution to the field by combining thorough theoretical examination with examination of two dissimilar case studies

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This book investigates theoretically and empirically whether and (if so) how state weakness influences the way in which national civil societies constitute themselves, using Bangladesh and the Philippines as case studies. A vibrant civil society is usually perceived as an important ingredient of democracy, but does this hold for civil society in weak states as well? What does civil society look like in contexts of state weakness? How much and what kind of political influence does it have in such settings? And are its actors really capable and willing to contribute to democracy in states where independent and legal bureaucratic institutions are weak? Addressing each of these questions, the author points the way to some hard re-thinking about the basis for and approach to development assistance to and via local civil society, with crucial repercussions for the ways in which international development assistance is designed and funded.
The chapter 'Analysing Civil Society in Weak States' is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license via link.springer.com.

About the authors

Jasmin Lorch is affiliated with the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies in Hamburg. She was previously Research Associate at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik) and the Collaborative Research Center (SFB 700) on ‘Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood’ in Berlin, Germany.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Lorch, Jasmin

    Pages 1-30

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  • Analysing Civil Society in Weak States

    Lorch, Jasmin

    Pages 31-70

  • State Weakness and Civil Society in Bangladesh

    Lorch, Jasmin

    Pages 71-132

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  • State Weakness and Civil Society in the Philippines

    Lorch, Jasmin

    Pages 133-197

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  • Mirror Images of Weak States: Civil Societies in Bangladesh and the Philippines

    Lorch, Jasmin

    Pages 199-230

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Buy this book

eBook 95,19 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55462-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 123,04 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-55461-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Civil Society and Mirror Images of Weak States
Book Subtitle
Bangladesh and the Philippines
Authors
Series Title
Governance and Limited Statehood
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-55462-8
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-55462-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55461-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 280
Topics