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Civil society, un-civil society and the socialmovements
European University Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5193-4661
2009 (English)In: Interface: a journal for and about social movements, ISSN 2009-2431, Vol. 1, no 2, 166-189 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article discusses the experience of civil society and social movements inCentral and Eastern Europe both before and after the events of 1989. It showshow the different paths to the development of "civil society" as an organisingconcept in the pre-1989 period impacted on experiences after that date, and relates this to broader theoretical debates on the concept. In particular, it argues that the movements of "un-civil society" often fulfil a more substantial political role than the NGOs of "civil society", for a range of reasons. Thearticle draws on a series of interviews conducted with "alter-globalisation" activists in the region

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Maynooth, IE, 2009. Vol. 1, no 2, 166-189 p.
Keyword [en]
Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Civil Society, Uncivil Society, Social Movements
National Category
Social Anthropology
Research subject
Baltic and East European studies
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-20505OAI: diva2:678124
Available from: 2013-12-11 Created: 2013-12-11 Last updated: 2015-04-27Bibliographically approved

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