By Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Marilyn Rueschemeyer, Björn Wittrock
Eminent social scientists from Europe and North America take a fresh look at the vitality of civil society in the context of post-communist Eastern Europe, the West European welfare states, and the United States. This volume takes a fresh look at this classic theme in the context of post-communist Eastern Europe, the West European welfare states, and the United States, asking:
-- What patterns of participation characterize the new democracies of Eastern Europe?
-- What levels of civic activism are characteristic of contemporary Western democracies?
-- What factors account for differences among countries and changing patterns over time?
-- What do the findings suggest about the prospects for democracy in the 21st century?
- Dietrich Rueschemeyer
- Marilyn Rueschemeyer
- BjÖrn Wittrock
- Andrzej Rychard
- Michal Illner
- Armonk, NY