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Author Lorch, Jasmin,
Title Civil society and mirror images of weak states : Bangladesh and the Philippines / Jasmin Lorch.
Imprint London : Palgrave Macmillan imprint is published by Springer Nature, [2017]

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Author Lorch, Jasmin,
Series Governance and limited statehood series
Governance and limited statehood series.
Subject Human rights -- Bangladesh.
Civil society -- Bangladesh.
Democracy -- Bangladesh.
Non-governmental organizations -- Bangladesh.
Human rights -- Philippines.
Civil society -- Philippines.
Democracy -- Philippines.
Non-governmental organizations -- Philippines.
Description 1 online resource.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Analysing civil society in weak states -- State weakness and civil society in Bangladesh -- State weakness and civil society in the Philippines -- Mirror images of weak states : civil societies in Bangladesh and the Philippines -- Conclusion and debate.
Summary 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.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781137554628 (electronic bk.)
1137554622 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 962833160
Additional Format Print version: Lorch, Jasmin. Civil society and mirror images of weak states. [Place of publication not identified] : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016 1137554614 9781137554611 (OCoLC)952789225

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