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Civil society meets the state: towards associational democracy?<sup>*</sup>

Lucio Baccaro

in Socio-Economic Review

Published on behalf of Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics

Volume 4, issue 2, pages 185-208
Published in print May 2006 | ISSN: 1475-1461
Published online October 2005 | e-ISSN: 1475-147X | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/SER/mwj031
Civil society meets the state: towards associational democracy?*

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This article discusses the ‘associational democratic’ model of relationship between state and civil society organizations, which recommends devolution of as many regulatory functions as possible to local groups and associations with detailed knowledge of problems and possible solutions, extensive monitoring capacities and the potential to deliberate about generalizable as opposed to purely sectional interests. The goal is to introduce greater doses of realism in a model that has, so far, mostly been confined to abstract, normative discussions. The article does so by discussing two themes in particular: the link between associational democracy and neo-corporatism, and the relationship between deliberation—a crucial element in the normative model—and bargaining.

Keywords: associations; bureaucracy; NGOs; JEL classification: D700, D710, D730

Journal Article.  9973 words. 

Subjects: Moral Philosophy ; Corporate Social Responsibility ; Welfare Economics ; Political Economy ; Economic Sociology

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