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Democracy and democratization are buzzwords of the 1990s. They constitute the discourse within which even authoritarian rulers feel pressed to legitimate their special interests and struggles over hegemony — not to talk of entrepreneurial students and researchers. Thus, there is a good deal of confusion and a great need for reflection — to get some perspective, to develop fruitful approaches, and to move ahead while preserving scientific and political integrity.
KeywordsSocial Capital Civil Society Capitalist Development Civic Virtue Democratic Governance
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