Democracy Without Parties?

Democracy Without Parties?

Civil society” became a catchword for the democratic dissidents of East-Central Europe in the 1970s and 1980s. For them, the creation of a vibrant sphere of voluntary associations outside of state structures represented both the most practical and attractive democratic strategy. Many of those dissidents have now become politicians in postcommunist Eastern Europe, and often they have continued to make civil society the locus of their concern.

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