State and Civil Society

Leonardo Morlino

in Democracy Between Consolidation and Crisis

Published in print July 1998 | ISBN: 9780198280828
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599965 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Democratization

 State and Civil Society

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A whole picture of interest associations and their relationships with party and state is provided for the four Southern European countries. Unions, associations of industrial entrepreneurs, and associations of landowners receive special attention. The ‘top–down’ direction of consolidation process is presented with its main dimensions.

Keywords: civil society; consolidation; entrepreneurs; interest association; landowners; neocorporatism; parties; patronage; state; unions

Chapter.  15115 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Politics

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