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Civil Society: Measurement, Evaluation, Policy
Helmut K. Anheier
Price: $ 32.5

* Major new account of how to analyse and understand civil society and its ever-more important role in public and political life
* Provides a powerful methodology and tools for measuring size, capabilities and effectiveness of civil society in influencing public policy
* Essential reading for practitioners and policy-makers in civil society and those studying its role and influence

"Civil society -- citizens' groups pursuing their common interests -- has emerged as the major new player in the public realm, and politics and public policy are now determined more than ever before by 'non-State actors'. This book introduces a powerful and innovative approach to measuring, analysing and interpreting civil society." -- the 'Civil Society Diamond'.

The aim is to promote a structured and fruitful dialogue within civil society organizations and between them and those in government, business and research institutes who work on them or with them. The methodology uses a range of indicators and data to gauge the strengths, weaknesses and effectiveness of civil society so as to reveal its strategic and policy options.

Helmut K. Anheier teaches in the School of Public Policy and Social Research at UCLA.

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