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The State and Civil Society – Regulating Interest Groups, Parties, and Public Benefit Organizations in Contemporary Democracies - Oxford Scholarship Online
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The State and Civil Society: Regulating Interest Groups, Parties, and Public Benefit Organizations in Contemporary Democracies

Nicole Bolleyer

Abstract

State regulation of civil society organizations such as interest groups, parties, and public benefit organizations is expanding yet widely contested, often portrayed as illegitimate intrusion. Despite ongoing debates about the nature of state–voluntary relations in various social science disciplines, we know surprisingly little about why long-lived democracies adopt more or less constraining legal approaches in this sphere. Drawing on insights from political science, sociology, and comparative law as well as public administration research, this book addresses this important question, conceptua ... More

Keywords: legal regulation, organized civil society, political parties, interest groups, public benefit organizations, cross-national analysis, state–voluntary relations, QCA, mixed methods

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198758587
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198758587.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Nicole Bolleyer, author
Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Exeter

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