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Title Participation and democracy, East and West : comparisons and interpretations / edited by Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Marilyn Rueschemeyer, and Björn Wittrock.
Imprint Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, [1998]

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Subject Democracy -- Europe, Eastern.
Democracy -- Europe.
Democracy -- United States.
Comparative government.
Alt Name Rueschemeyer, Dietrich.
Rueschemeyer, Marilyn, 1938-
Wittrock, Björn.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 290 pages) : illustrations
Note digitized 2010 HathiTrust Digital Library committed to preserve pda
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (page 284) and index.
Contents Self-organization of society and democratic rule : specifying the relationship / Dietrich Rueschemeyer -- Institutions and actors in a new democracy : the vanishing legacy of communist and solidarity types of participation in Poland / Andrzej Rychard -- Local democratization in the Czech Republic after 1989 / Michal Illner -- Emerging paradox : civil society from above? / Ferenc Miszlivetz and Jody Jensen -- Social democratic party in eastern Germany : political participation in the former GDR after unification / Marilyn Rueschemeyer -- State, associations, and the transition to democracy : early corporatism in Sweden / Bo Rothstein -- Norwegian voluntary sector and civil society in transition : women as catalysts for deep-seated change / Per Selle -- Social alliances and coalitions : the organizational underpinnings of democracy in western Germany / Bernhard Wessels -- Democracy in America at the end of the twentieth century / Robert D. Putnam -- Conclusion : contrasting patterns of participation and democracy / Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Marilyn Rueschemeyer, and Björn Wittrock.
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Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010.
System Details Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Note Description based on print version record.
ISBN 0585001669 (electronic bk.)
9780585001661 (electronic bk.)
9780765602299 (c : alk. paper)
OCLC # 42922301
Additional Format Print version: Participation and democracy, East and West. Armonk, N.Y. : M.E. Sharpe, ©1998 0765602296 (DLC) 97050400 (OCoLC)38130597
Table of Contents
 About the Editors and Contributors 
1Introduction / Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Marilyn Rueschemeyer, Bjorn Wittrock3
2The Self-Organization of Society and Democratic Rule: Specifying the Relationship / Dietrich Rueschemeyer9
3Institutions and Actors in a New Democracy: The Vanishing Legacy of Communist and Solidarity Types of Participation in Poland / Andrzej Rychard26
4Local Democratization in the Czech Republic After 1989 / Michal Illner51
5An Emerging Paradox: Civil Society from Above? / Ferenc Miszlivetz, Jody Jensen83
6The Social Democratic Party in Eastern Germany: Political Participation in the Former GDR After Unification / Marilyn Rueschemeyer99
7The State, Associations, and the Transition to Democracy: Early Corporatism in Sweden / Bo Rothstein132
8The Norwegian Voluntary Sector and Civil Society in Transition: Women as Catalysts for Deep-Seated Change / Per Selle157
9Social Alliances and Coalitions: The Organizational Underpinnings of Democracy in Western Germany / Bernhard Wessels203
10Democracy in America at the End of the Twentieth Century / Robert D. Putnam233
11Conclusion: Contrasting Patterns of Participation and Democracy / Dietrich Rueschemeyer, Marilyn Rueschemeyer, Bjorn Wittrock266