New Social Movements and Democracy in Palestine

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Dina Craissati

A Model for the Politics of Civil Society in the Arab World

ISBN 978-3-8258-5878-2
Band-Nr. 45
Jahr 2006
Seiten 232
Bindung broschiert
Reihe Demokratie und Entwicklung

Artikelnummer: 978-3-8258-5878-2 Kategorien: , ,


The book presents a framework for discerning democratic processes in
contemporary societies by highlighting the relevance of new social
movements (NSMs) analysis towards a different understanding of the
relation between democracy and civil society. On hand of the Palestinian
case, the study catches alternative democratic processes through an
improved comprehension of what is now indiscriminately called NGOs, by
featuring a new kind of social actor, close to what one could call NSM,
and by demonstrating how it potentially contributes to a new democratic
culture and to policy change.

Dina Craissati, a Canadian Egyptian, is a political
sociologist and international adviser on issues of sociopolitical
development, gender, adult and basic education, peace-building and
reconstruction. She has earned her PhD from the University of Hamburg in