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The impacting of Civil Society in Argentina post 1983: Challenges for Civil Society organizations in monitoring public policies and vitalizing democracy
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this thesis is to examine and analyze different components of the Civil Society in Argentina. Predominantly, two components are at focus: the monitoring process and the vitalization of democracy through the Civil Society. The method conducted to fulfill the purpose of this thesis has been a qualitative approach. Furthermore, primary and secondary sources are used. Primary sources were established through the field study conducted in Argentina, where in-depth interviews with several of NGOs were assembled. Secondary sources were used in order to establish the theoretical approach but also to complement the primary sources in the analytical part. The conclusion in this study is that the component regarding the monitoring process conducted by Civil Society organizations are partially functional, however with several incapacities. Factors explaining the incapacities are due to lack of leverage and resources. The component regarding the vitalization process through the Civil Society has been significant throughout the history of Argentina, and distributing democratic values are essential for the Civil Society. Factors as high degree of polarization amongst citizens and institutions and the extension of governmental authority are however threatening attributes such as moderation, tolerance, compromises, and hence jeopardizing the consolidation phase of democracy.  

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 44 p.
Keyword [en]
Civil Society, Argentina, Civil Society Organizations, Non-governmental organizations, Monitoring, Vitalization, Minor Field Study, Consolidation, Larry Diamond
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-38602OAI: diva2:771536
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Political Science
Educational program
Europena Studies Programme, 180 credits
2014-10-06, 19:53 (Swedish)
Available from: 2014-12-15 Created: 2014-12-14 Last updated: 2014-12-15Bibliographically approved

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