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Passages for Kaplan’s Reading Comprehension Workshops *The following document contains the Reading Comprehension passages used in the Kaplan Reading Comprehension Workshops, located in your online syllabus. The first passage is used only in the Reading Comp Basics Workshop; the latter two are used only in the Reading Comp Advanced Workshop.
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Reading Comprehension Basics Workshop Passage 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 It is incumbent on those who advise and assist those building new societies to point to the need for institution building beyond concern with political parties, electoral laws, and market mechanisms. Well functioning and enduring democratic systems depend upon a host of institutional arrangements. Creating these institutions will be a formidable task. The challenge of building democracy sustaining institutions is most acute in the countries of Eastern Europe now working their way out of “real socialism,” but it is also a central issue for some non-communist nations in Asia that have spent decades under various forms of authoritarian and dictatorial rule. True, these authoritarian and dictatorial governments have not achieved the degree of penetration of society attained in good part by the communist regimes of Eastern Europe. Neither have they had the propensity to destroy all elements of civil society or to reconstitute only those that served as instruments of the state and its ruling party. Nevertheless, they have been no more hospitable to the growth of many of the institutions and institutional complexes that are associated with democratic political systems and market economies. They too confront a long agenda of institution building before they may be counted as fully formed and functioning democratic societies. The institutions necessary to sustain and facilitate the functioning of democratic politics and market economies are: free trade unions which reflect the views of their members and work for their interests; free professional associations in all fields of endeavor ranging from philosophy to
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