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ERIC Number: ED453087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Pages: 190
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-943875-81-1
For Democracy's Sake: Foundations and Democracy Assistance in Central Europe. Woodrow Wilson Center Special Studies.
Quigley, Kevin F. F.
Assisting democracy has become a major concern of the international community since the end of the Cold War. Private actors--foundations and other nongovernmental organizations--are playing a growing role in these efforts, rivaling those of governments and international institutions. The study reported in this book examined foundations' democracy assistance programs in Central Europe in the years immediately following the fall of the Berlin Wall, both measuring their size and evaluating their strategies. Chapters in the book are: (1) "Introduction: A New World" ("Phases of Assistance"; "Purpose"; "Concepts and Techniques"; "Approach"); (2) "Czech Republic: Standing Apart" ("External Involvement"; "Education"; "Featured Projects"; "Results"); (3) "Hungary: The Long Road" ("External Involvement"; "Human Rights"; "Featured Projects"; "Results"); (4) "Poland: First among Equals" ("External Involvement"; "Local Governments"; "Featured Projects"; "Results"); (5) "Slovakia: Slipping Behind" ("External Involvement"; "NGO Sector"; "Featured Projects"; "Results"); (6) "Regional Projects: Going against the Grain" ("Environment"; "Education and Training"; "Results"); (7) "George Soros: Leader of the Band" ("The Man"; "The Soros Foundations in Central Europe"; "Stefan Batory Foundation"; "Regional Projects"; "Higher Education Programs"; "Regional Library Program"; "Institute for Local Government and Public Service"; "Soros Roma Foundation"; "Central European University"; "Results"); and (8) "Conclusions and Recommendations" ("Accomplishments"; "Shortcomings";"Lessons Learned"; "Conclusions"). Each chapter includes notes. Appendix 1 lists project advisory committee members, Appendix 2 lists "For Democracy's Sake" workshop participants, and Appendix 3 contains extensive tables of data regarding foundation assistance. (Includes a bibliography.)(BT)
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Europe