Civil Society and Democracy Promotion

  • Timm Beichelt
  • Irene Hahn-Fuhr
  • Frank Schimmelfennig
  • Susann Worschech

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Irene Hahn-Fuhr, Susann Worschech
      Pages 1-8
  3. Democracy Promotion and Civil Society: Conceptualizing the Link

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
  4. Democracy Promoters: Actors, Objectives, and Approaches

  5. Civil Society: Developments and Consequences

  6. Concluding Remarks

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 215-215
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 234-238

About this book


With contributions from experts on democracy promotion, this volume examines civil society development and external civil society promotion in post-socialist Europe. It focuses on countries with a failed or deficient process of democratic consolidation looking at unintended consequences of external democracy promotion on civil society development.


communism conflict democracy democratization European Union (EU) participation Political Parties socialism

Editors and affiliations

  • Timm Beichelt
    • 1
  • Irene Hahn-Fuhr
    • 2
  • Frank Schimmelfennig
    • 3
  • Susann Worschech
    • 4
  1. 1.European University ViadrinaGermany
  2. 2.European University ViadrinaGermany
  3. 3.Center for Comparative and International StudiesSwitzerland
  4. 4.European University ViadrinaGermany

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