28 Jul 2015
German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA); Authors: Jörg Wischermann et al.
Why do civic organizations (CO), especially those under authoritarian rule, act as agents of democratic change and/or as forces of preservation for existing power relations? Why do COs develop either democratic or nondemocratic features? More precisely, what is the impact of the state, especially the authoritarian one, on these developments? Which forms of authoritarian state power might precipitate, for example, forms of intra‐organizational authoritarianism?