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Civil society organizations in failing states: the Red Cross in Bosnia and Albania


Goetze, C, Civil society organizations in failing states: the Red Cross in Bosnia and Albania, International Peacekeeping, 11, (4) pp. 664-682. ISSN 1353-3312 (2004) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/1353331042000248713


Civil society building has become a central element of democratization programmes in regions under international administration such as Bosnia and in other countries affected by civil strife. This article explores the preconditions of civil society building, notably the preconditions for the functioning of state institutions and for a stable social order. It argues that state failure and social anomie may constitute major obstacles to civil society building in so far as they restrict the public space in which citizens may organize the common good in a universal and democratic manner.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Political science
Research Field:International relations
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:International relations
Objective Field:International organisations
UTAS Author:Goetze, C (Dr Catherine Goetze)
ID Code:122538
Year Published:2004
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2017-11-16
Last Modified:2018-05-18

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