The Age of Participation: Civil Society, Democracy and the New Frontiers of Civic Mobilization - Civicus Global Study of Civil Society Series (Hardback)Lorenzo Fioramonti (author)
Hardback 176 Pages / Published: 09/10/2014
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The CIVICUS Civil Society Index provides innovative information on civic participation and civil society activism across 20 countries, combining quantitative and qualitative data. This second volume in the CIVICUS Global Study of Civil Society series examines how participation patterns within civil society have evolved over time and how they have affected democracy. Lorenzo Fioramonti rethinks traditional conceptualizations of civil society, defining it as an 'arena' offering a spatial configuration between the state, the market and the family. He argues that civil society is a fundamentally dynamic and continuously evolving phenomenon that cannot be encapsulated into pre-concieved categories. The book pays attention to the different components of participation, including political mobilization, demonstrations and protests, public gatherings and membership of social movements, in the light of recent uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa but also the global economic crisis. Use of the CSI data allows a consistent and comparative analysis of participatory democracy at work across countries and regions.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 176
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
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