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Creating a Democratic Civil Society in Eastern Germany

The Case of the Citizen Movements and Alliance 90

Authors: Olivo, C.

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This book examines normative theories of civil society and deliberative democracy by using a case study of the East German 'citizen movements' that led the democratic opposition against the communist regime. These movements espoused political ideals and engaged in public activities with striking affinities to recent normative theoretical conceptions of civil society. Tracing the history of the citizen movements from the 1970s through the 1990s, this study analyzes their attempts to transform German politics through a 'politics of civil society.' This case reveals the democratic potential of civil society theories as well as the obstacles facing the realization of alternative visions of democracy in contemporary liberal democracies.

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CHRISTIANE OLIVO is an assistant professor of political science at Antioch College. She previously taught at the University of Denver and University of Colorado at Denver. She has been a doctoral and post-doctoral fellow at the Free University of Berlin and the Humboldt University Berlin, respectively. Her work has appeared in Polity and German Politics and Society.

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'...thoughtful, stimulating works on possible forms of human agency in complex societies.' - German Studies Review

'...an informative and challenging work for interested general readers...' - Choice

'...a compelling work, interesting for those concerned with the applicability of the theories of civil society...' - Kati Hannken-illjes, Controversia

'...a book such as Christiane Olivo's is a welcome fresh breeze...much useful insight in this volume.' - Zsuzsa Gille, American Journal of Sociology


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Creating a Democratic Civil Society in Eastern Germany
Book Subtitle
The Case of the Citizen Movements and Alliance 90
Authors
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Christiane Olivo
eBook ISBN
978-0-312-29959-0
DOI
10.1057/9780312299590
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-38627-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 293
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