Changing Europe vol. 7: Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe
vol. 7: Sabine Fischer, Heiko Pleines (Eds.):
Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe
ibidem-Verlag, Stuttgart 2010, 192 p., ISBN 978-3-8382-0041-5, ISSN 1863-8716
Utilizing a wide range of empirical cases, the contribiutions in this edited volume highlight the different aspects of the role, development and societal background of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe. The first part of the book deals with dissent unde socialism. The second part of the book looks at the role of civil society in the Western Balkans in the context of the breakup of the former Yugoslavis and the related ethnic conflicts. The third part goes on to examine the role of civil society in the post-Soviet region, which is marked by authoritarian tendencies. The fourth part returns to Central Eastern Europe with an analysis of the impact of EU accession on the role of civil society and considers the underlying aspects of a 'common European memory'. The final section of the book looks at two cases - one from Central Eastern Europe, one from CIS region - of political participation and lobbying by civil society organizations. This book presents a selection of the papers discussed at the Changing Europe Summer School on 'Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe' held at the National University of 'Kyiv-Mohyla Academy' (NAUKMA), Ukraine, in July 2009.