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About this book
Editors and affiliations
- Book Title Civil Society and Transitions in the Western Balkans
- Book Subtitle Societies and the Crisis of Globalization
- Series Title New Perspectives on South-East Europe Series
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/9781137296252
- Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2013
- Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
- eBook Packages Palgrave Political & Intern. Studies Collection Political Science and International Studies (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-0-230-29289-5
- Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-33258-8
- eBook ISBN 978-1-137-29625-2
- Edition Number 1
- Number of Pages XIV, 288
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Russian and Post-Soviet Politics
“The book mainly deals with the postwar or post-conflict social reconstruction/development in different countries and the role of civil society in that development. … The book certainly has many qualities and will attract a wide readership.” (Siniša Zrinščak, Southeastern Europe, Vol. 40 (1), 2016)'This fascinating collection of essays on civil society and war- to -peace transitions in the Western Balkans is a must read. Anyone who is sensitive to the dilemmas currently facing those actors, from the local to the global, involved in peacebuilding or statebuilding will recognise them too. This volume places civility, society and the pressing question of what emancipation actually means in liberal modernity back at the centre of the debate on peace in the region, the function of the state, and the role of international actors.'
Oliver Richmond, Humanitarian and Conflict Response Institute and Department of Politics, University of Manchester, UK
'This thoughtful volume offers an important contribution to scholarship on the role which civil society plays in post-conflict societies. The contributions rightly challenge the frequent presumption that civil society actors necessarily promote civility, human rights, or democratisation. The nuanced studies of experiences from the Western Balkans demonstrate the range of civil society, with its virtues and vices, offering cautionary tales for international policymakers and programmers who seek to promote civil society often without understanding the pitfalls.
Chandra Lekha Sriram, School of Law, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK
'This book offers wonderful insight and systematic reflection on the paradox of civil society in Eastern Europe, which after returning the concept to both the headlines and the academic curricula in 1989 has found far more difficult since to deliver the promised liberal democracy ideal. A must read for activists, donors and everyone interested in the process of building democratic constituencies everywhere.'
Alina-Mungiu-Pippidi, European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building, Hertie School of Governance, Germany