Manufacturing Civil Society

Principles, Practices and Effects

  • Taco Brandsen
  • Willem Trommel
  • Bram Verschuere

Part of the IIAS Series: Governance and Public Management book series (GPM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Taco Brandsen, Bram Verschuere, Willem Trommel
    Pages 1-14
  3. Simona Franzoni
    Pages 136-158
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 223-224

About this book


Faced with falling social cohesion governments have sought to revitalise society by trying to reconstruct local communities, civil society and citizenship. As a result, civil society is increasingly brought within the realm of public management, subject to accountability and embedded in hierarchies the impact and origins of which this book explores


citizenship communism decision-making governance Government Policy public governance public management Public Services

Editors and affiliations

  • Taco Brandsen
    • 1
  • Willem Trommel
    • 2
  • Bram Verschuere
    • 3
  1. 1.Radboud University Nijmegenthe Netherlands
  2. 2.Faculty of Social SciencesVrije Universiteit Amsterdamthe Netherlands
  3. 3.Faculty of Economics and Business AdministrationUniversity of GhentBelgium

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