Unformatted text preview: on for power but no alternation of power (at least not until 1993). Civil Society
Civil All intermediary organizations that lie between the primary units of society such as individuals, families, clans, ethnic groups and so forth and formal governmental agencies and institutions (Schmitter 1991). Civil society may differ from country to country: Central and Eastern Europe, Asian and African Countries. Democratic Process
Democratic Process of political change that moves the political system of any given society towards a system of government that ensures peaceful competitive political participation in an environment that guarantees political and civil liberties.
Between 1974 and 1990, under the “Third Wave” of democratization, 30 countries had changed from authoritarian regimes to democracies (Huntington 1993:14). Does democracy leads to
development? Some hypotheses: Socioeconomic development (modernization) brings democracy.
Dahl believes that adequate institutions
and a citizenry, especially a middle class, receptive to democratic ideals, must exist for democratization to take place. Does democracy leads to
In general, the evidence is weak to support the view that development always brings about democracy. In some...
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- Democracy, Civil society, Schumpeter, Robert Dahl