2 edition of CIVIL SOCIETY IN DEMOCRATIZATION; ED. BY PETER J. BURNELL. found in the catalog.
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Although this uprising was ultimately put down by French military intervention, its political resolution, which saw the society rally behind democracy, was catalyzed by the LCDH's declared support for the regime and its mediation of negotiations between the regime and the military rebels.
Donors generally do not promote such cooperation. These organizations, unlike those in Latin America, for example, do not possess a dual agenda combining development and democratic change, so they do not mobilize the population to demand democratic reforms. The first is the absence of internal democracy and transparency.
Between election periods, it may be a civic advocacy organization representing issues of importance to youth or a parliamentary monitoring service keeping citizens informed about the work of their elected officials. OTTAWAY Marina, Democracy Challenged : The challenge of semi-authoritarianism, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Washington DC, 2003, p3. See also AL Sayed Kamal Mustapha, in NORTON Augustus Richard, Civil Society in the Middle East, EJ Brill Leiden, New York Koln, 1995, pp282-290.
Public associations can facilitate communication between the government and the people who elected it into office. Admittedly, this situation differs from that currently in Egypt, but the point is that civil society is not invariably a catalyst for democracy; the political and cultural contexts play a crucial role.
The challenging task facing public associations is to present facts and issues in such a way that the public demands information, knows who to ask and is eager to be involved in a pro-active way. - Who are the main people and organizations involved in the Russian Federation's civil society today? Thus, strengthening civil society seems increasingly to be the watchword at meetings, seminars, and conferences in the official and academic spheres.
Even in countries where charity assistance tops 500 million dollars annually, millions of people volunteer their time to make the system work.
The government welcomes partnerships with NGOs working in development and providing services, especially given the rising Egyptian population.
Questions for Discussion - How would you define civil society in the Russian Federation? It introduces the importance of public information in a democratic society and the important role of public associations as a communications link between citizens and elected officials.
The first is the absence of internal democracy and transparency.
See also AL Sayed Kamal Mustapha, in NORTON Augustus Richard, Civil Society in the Middle East, EJ Brill Leiden, New York Koln, 1995, pp282-290.