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The Resource The effect of civil society on governance and institutional performance in third- and fourth-Wave democracies, by Rollin F. Tusalem, III, (electronic resource)

The effect of civil society on governance and institutional performance in third- and fourth-Wave democracies, by Rollin F. Tusalem, III, (electronic resource)

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The effect of civil society on governance and institutional performance in third- and fourth-Wave democracies
Title
The effect of civil society on governance and institutional performance in third- and fourth-Wave democracies
Statement of responsibility
by Rollin F. Tusalem, III
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Thesis advisor
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Language
eng
Summary
This dissertation project draws on extant civil society theories in explaining how strong and dense civil societies help enhance the sustainability of democracy by improving governance and state institutional performance. Despite mounting criticism that civil society can be inimical to the stability of democracies and lead into institutional mal-performance, I argue that a strong civil society (even in the absence of a strong state) is a necessary element in the consolidation of democracies. I investigate the empirical question by using a nested approach of combining a large cross-national study that is supplemented by case study evidence in Nigeria, the Philippines, South Korea, Brazil and Russia. The project's major implication is to provide empirical support to theoretical propositions on civil society's 'supposed' beneficial effect on democratic governance that has never been empirically evaluated and assessed. The findings show that the pre-transition and post-transitional strength of civil society among more than 60 transitional democracies have a positive effect in promoting better governance and institutional performance
Cataloging source
MUU
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Tusalem, Rollin F
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2008.
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
  • theses
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Sin, To-chʻŏl
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  • Civil society
  • Democratization
  • Nigeria
  • Philippines
  • Korea (South)
  • Brazil
  • Russia
Target audience
specialized
Label
The effect of civil society on governance and institutional performance in third- and fourth-Wave democracies, by Rollin F. Tusalem, III, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 4, 2009)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
429074363
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)429074363
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The effect of civil society on governance and institutional performance in third- and fourth-Wave democracies, by Rollin F. Tusalem, III, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
  • The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file
  • Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 4, 2009)
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
black and white
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
429074363
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Access is limited to the campuses of the University of Missouri
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)429074363
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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