Journals Higher Education



Published: 02 January 2019

384 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198758587

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The State and Civil Society

Regulating Interest Groups, Parties, and Public Benefit Organizations in Contemporary Democracies

Nicole Bolleyer

  • Provides a new interdisciplinary theory on why democracies adopt permissive or constraining regulation of civil society organizations
  • Delivers an analytical framework for the cross-national study of complex legal frameworks applicable to civil society organizations
  • Features new measurements of legal constraints in multiple areas of civil society regulation including an overall 'Legal Regulation Index' capturing legal constraints of 19 national legal frameworks
  • Provides up-to-date analyses of how interest groups, political parties, and public benefit organizations are legally regulated in 19 democracies