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dc.contributor.authorGale, Christopher J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:31:48Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:31:48Z
dc.date.issued2001-07-31en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-02162002-234243en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/31243
dc.description.abstractThe concept of civil society has gained popularity among development organizations since the end of the cold war. Having a strong civil society is said to be an important foundation for democracy and even a necessity for an effective and prospering economy. This has resulted in large sums of money being funneled into programs meant to build civil society in developing countries and societies described as being in transition. Some scholars have argued that money intended to build civil society is being spent on programs that build on a top-down model. These scholars argue that a potentially valuable bottom-up model of civil society is often ignored or disrupted by donor organizations. I explore the validity of the idea of two models for civil society building within the context of case studies in Bulgaria. I further look into possibilities that a mix of the two models can occur between civil society organizations and also within them. This hybridization can give us potential solutions to the problems many scholars find with current donor practices.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartGaleThesis.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectCivil Societyen_US
dc.subjectBulgariaen_US
dc.subjectNon-Governmental Organizationsen_US
dc.subjectDevelopmenten_US
dc.titleReconciling Top-down and Bottom-up Models of Civil Society Building in Political Development: Case Studies in Bulgariaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePolitical Scienceen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairRich, Richard C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEbrahim, Alnoor S.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberCorntassel, Jeffrey J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-02162002-234243/en_US
dc.date.sdate2002-02-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2003-02-19
dc.date.adate2002-02-19en_US


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