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- US: A Narrative History, Volume 2: Since 1865
- Experience History Vol 2: Since 1865
- The History of England, vol. 2
- The Movements of the New Left, 1950–1975
US: A Narrative History, Volume 2: Since 1865
The cases presented illustrate the fragility of both the civil sector and its underlying democracy in Hungary. On the one hand, old regime strategies have survived and been maintained by the overt and unreflected dependency of the civil sector on the state. Secondly, the boundaries between church organizations and civil nonprofits present a politically mis non managed process that has resulted in a fading role of non-church NGOs in the field of social service. This process can be traced back to an unequal and biased treatment of service provider organizations in an allegedly sector-neutral environment.
Both cases illuminate operations that have resulted in a significant dismantling of the civil sector and a consequent deterioration of democracy in Hungary. Political and social scientists from Huntington , to Diamond , Schmitter and Havel , , and from Habermas , to Putnam , Montero , Patrick and Seligman , have, in their variety of ways observed the extraordinary role of civil society in the emergence of third wave democracies.
This notion refers to the third major surge of democracy in history which started in the mids with the revolution in Portugal. This latter view is strongly challenged by the facts and the story of antecedents and the very process of political transition. How could civil society have had an instrumental role in demolishing the authoritarian state if its own existence is questionable? This question will be explicated later on. As the latter alleges, we have insufficiently identified specifics about the real causal mechanisms that might link vibrant civil society and consolidated functioning democracy.
However, Fioramonti and Fiori elaborated both historically and currently relevant interrelations and mutual correlations between them. Both civil society and democracy could be paralyzed by the vicious circle of deeply permeated and undesirable social practices and political traditions employed by the state such as clientelism, hierarchical institutional structure, corruption and inequality.
Especially in the CEE countries these preceding and still surviving practices stand as obstacles to the strengthening of civil society and the fostering of democracy Heinrich and Fioramonti ; Hooghe and Stolle In the Hungary of the late s there was practically no civil society to lead the fight for democracy.
Civil society requires the ability not just to self-organize but also to have recourse to state institutions to defend associationalism, civil liberties, and private property. The nature of the communist state made it impossible to attain these criteria Kotkin Civil movement and mass support did not line up with the relatively small number of oppositional leaders who participated in the heart of the transitional negotiations and participated in the roundtable talks.
It is perhaps disappointing, but civil society had little impact on the negotiations that led to the new constitutional order. Democracy in Hungary emerged as an unexpected, or even unearned, gift initiated and launched by a weakened but ready to transform state-socialist party elite.
It was not a result of any civil movement. The notion of velvet revolution refers not just to the non-violent characteristic of the transition — which is an advantage — but the missing, though not easy to control, manifestations of the mass will. Later on, uncountable disadvantages stem from this missing mass base, the participative and deliberative processes that might have accompanied it, and from the lack of inherent desire toward freedom and the hatred of totalitarian despotism.
Nonetheless, from the very first minute of the opened opportunity rapidly grew a number of organizations and civic groups, emerging in response to the openings provided by new legislation. The third sector that arose with great hopes from the political changes of raised the question of whether it would develop towards state control or would rather move towards developing a robust partnership and dialogue with the state Kuti ; Hadzi-Miceva Paradoxically, both these possibilities were fulfilled in the following decades and have more recently turned in an unexpected third direction.
Civil organizations became and have remained dependent upon state or state-controlled including European Union funding, but this allowed the emergence of a new kind of partnership and dialogue with the government. These arrangements were then dramatically transformed in recent years by the dominant governing party, which won two national elections, securing for themselves as powerful two-thirds majority in the Parliament.
Western reflections to the early developments of democracy and role of civil society were far too optimistic. However, this relationship proved more toxic than supportive, as pathologies in the relationship between state and civil organizations — many of which may be traced back to pre-transition times — turned out to be disastrous for the civil sector in Hungary.
Although, indigenous actors were ready and eager to take over this label from the western vocabulary framing their former social experience in the hope of higher acceptance and support. How could Western ears have been sensitive enough to hear those slight nuances which aggregated in Hungary? Even for the locals in the first years of euphoria, everyone who spoke against state-socialism seemed to stand on the same side, the side of democratic pluralism.
The prevalent anti-communist narratives assisted in successfully masking the real and serious political disagreements which manifested themselves strongly later on. The demise of the Hungarian civil sector can ultimately be traced back not primarily to disjunctions in the relationship between the state and civil organizations, but more to the general weakness and vulnerability of the whole third sector and the lack of democratic traditions.
The cross-roads and junctions where civil organizations contacted organizations in other sectors, either state or market, showed the civils as least potent in the asymmetry of power relations.
Classically, the link between civil society and the state can be viewed as a vertical, adverse relationship Flyvbjerg Civil society can be viewed as a bottom — up driver of democracy which constrains the authoritarian tendencies of the state and galvanizes civic activism for the defense of the civil and political rights.
From this perspective civil society is constituted as the place of civic resistance against any forms of political and state abuse Fioramonti and Fiori , This relationship can also be viewed as partnership where actors — even if they have unequal positions — mutually take responsibility for pursuing common affairs and attaining common goals.
This view sees the state — CS relationship as complementary. The first description rather corresponds to the advocacy types of civil activities in defence of civic and political rights; while the second relates to pluralistic-style service provision and corporative types of decision making.
In theory, both functions of civil society are contributing elements of the state — CS relationship in a viable democracy. Sometimes relations between the state and civil society are more toxic, often at the expense of civil society. However, civil society can have a negative impact on the emerging democracy when blatant civil or uncivil rallies and protests dismantle the democratic institutions and stability. The triangular connections between democracy, economic success, and civil society can at times become ambiguous in their interrelations.
Low civic engagement with public policies and weak civil society can be seen in strong democracies like Japan, France and Spain Suleiman , and economic success and development seems to be detached from the presence of strong civil society in South Korea, where economic success was built on the back of a repressed civil society Hagen ; Fioramonti and Fiori Conversely, in Bangladesh, thousands of NGOs, advocacy groups and social service organizations exist, but the country remains one of the poorest in the world Suleiman To consider civil society as a scale for democracy might lead embarrassing results.
Especially, state — CS relations are deeply embedded in the political culture, the more or less missing tradition of civic participation, and the nature of connections between public and private spheres within transitional countries.
As Roniger states, the civil society is connected to the process of democratization, but identifying civil society, democracy and equality as identical is more conceptual than factual. In Hungary, the systematic, and mostly unpredicted Sztompka failures and side effects Huntington of democratic transition e. Another salient element of restorative authoritarianism which raises concerns deals with the ways in which half-hearted or fading pluralism discriminates against innovations in life styles and identities and shrivels the public space in which dissident voices, discourses and civil groups can advance their interests.
An example is provided by the case of the Colorful Hungary Civic circle As we are going to discuss later, the civic circle movement started after the central-right currently reigning party lost the general elections in , with the purpose of mobilize and organize the national central-right voters.
On the other hand, to understand the ethos and operation of the current state of civil society and democracy, it may be what most important is not the strengths or weaknesses of civil society, but rather its capacity to be trapped by deeply rooted traditions of clientele patronage and network capital based proceedings Sik One of the leading problems that has plagued Hungarian civil organizations since the political transition has been the high level of resource dependency.
The legal system of founding and registering, as well as financing civil organizations, is highly regulated; also, elements of independence and impartiality were built into the system institutions like the National Civil Fund, a body of civil self-governance and state cooperation; the law on the one percent of tax payments to nonprofits. Johns Hopkins Nonprofit Sector Series; 2. Policy initiatives towards the third sector in an international perspective. Governance and regulation in the third sector.
London; New York: Routledge, On the other hand, in the case of more significant, umbrella-style organizations, the civil — state relation rather resembled the corporatist system with its noncompetitive, hierarchical character. These partnerships were recorded in strategic agreements of cooperation, covered specific sectors and interest groups, and provided overt or covert monopolies. The way of selection of these organizations tended not toward transparency and rested heavily on the lobbying capacity of these organizations and their representatives.
These patterns provided for a sort of continuation of deeply rooted state socialist experience about how things can be done successfully, on the sides of both power bearers and the civil actors. In a system where the main provider remained the state and resources were available mostly through governmental bodies, processes or methods of civil control were not invented or deepened. The former, much less salient forms of client-patronage networks became eliminated, but the methodology itself has been conserved or reinvented and used even more overtly, and more widely.
The description of Sik about a trend towards high inertia in which Eastern Europe would resurrect the social characteristics of its pre-communist period, at least in respect of Hungary, proved to be prescient. After came a new chronology. The leading words and favorable narratives of new clientelism are the nation, patriot, civic, tradition, mother, This version of women in Hungarian means less than mother, but more than women.
It refers to married women who have family obligations, and her identity is constructed through this family status. On this list of beneficiaries many church organizations can be recognized. This strategy was indisputably successful, so is certainly worth a bit of analysis. The strategy essentially layered on the denial of the political Mouffe People who are already tired of suffering through party statements and competitions seem willing to melt into the seemingly secure notions of nation and people.
The leader of the party who uses the denial of political strategy is not a party leader anymore but becomes the eternal leader of the whole allegedly unified nation. Also disappearing in this process are any remnants of party democracy or transparency that might have previously existed.
Denial of the political means at the same time decreasing the role of any and all parties in the pluralistic party system, since the basis of the legitimate authority becomes the mass movement and not the institutions of the democracy. To briefly review them: 1. At the same time these civic circles initiated the registration of new NGOs, associations, and foundations. And, of course, they registered themselves as NGOs.
Unfortunately, OBH has not finished yet uploading data into the electric register system. The deadline for uploading the data of all civil organizations and their documents was scheduled to expire on 31 December according to the Act 81 of on the court registration of civil organizations and the concomitant court procedures.
According to these data the number of registered civic circles was 91 between and , all of them associations. Almost half of them were deleted by court decision for the request of organizational representatives after Also, hard to detect the common features of the circles which obviously rest on that fact they were founded and initiated by a political party. I made some efforts to research the stigmatized words in the register.
Still the uncertain results of these speculations led me not to share the findings for additional searches. These examples show quite clearly how a political party uses the right to association and the forms of civil organization for its own political purposes.
In the campaign phase of the elections, Fidesz was able to reach the deep levels of local communities, to flow civils into the politics as candidates, and use the NGOs as political campaign machinery. On the other hand, we should ponder the question of boundaries between the political and civil sphere, between the state — government and civil society. One is that Fidesz has ability to mobilize its voters while successfully keeping the rest of the population Another remark can be made about those voices of dissatisfaction which are around.
These voices express disappointments and mostly moved farther toward the political right. After their successful election in , the new governmental forces moved quickly to secure and financially ground the still existing organizations.
In order to do so, the entire NGO self-governmental and decision-making system was changed. The composition of sub-committees shows a quite similar picture. Only one example is introduced here. The NEA Sub-Committee of Mobility and Accommodation is responsible to distribute funds among civil organizations active in the following fields: life and property safety, public security, civil policing, volunteer fire fighting, rescue and emergency response, public order and traffic safety, leisure, hobby and sport and, finally, equality of women and men.
Experience History Vol 2: Since 1865
The cases presented illustrate the fragility of both the civil sector and its underlying democracy in Hungary. On the one hand, old regime strategies have survived and been maintained by the overt and unreflected dependency of the civil sector on the state. Secondly, the boundaries between church organizations and civil nonprofits present a politically mis non managed process that has resulted in a fading role of non-church NGOs in the field of social service. This process can be traced back to an unequal and biased treatment of service provider organizations in an allegedly sector-neutral environment. Both cases illuminate operations that have resulted in a significant dismantling of the civil sector and a consequent deterioration of democracy in Hungary. Political and social scientists from Huntington , to Diamond , Schmitter and Havel , , and from Habermas , to Putnam , Montero , Patrick and Seligman , have, in their variety of ways observed the extraordinary role of civil society in the emergence of third wave democracies. This notion refers to the third major surge of democracy in history which started in the mids with the revolution in Portugal.
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Когда же он пришел в себя, его голос был едва слышен, но исполнен решимости: - Мидж, вызовите аварийную команду. Немедленно. В другой стороне комнаты зазвонил телефон. Это был Джабба. ГЛАВА 107 Сьюзан понятия не имела, сколько прошло времени.
Да. Совершенно верно. Простые числа играют важнейшую роль в японской культуре. Стихосложение хайку основано на простых числах.
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Фонтейну нужен был кто-то способный наблюдать за Стратмором, следить, чтобы он не потерял почву под ногами и оставался абсолютно надежным, но это было не так-то. Стратмор - человек гордый и властный, наблюдение за ним следует организовать так, чтобы никоим образом не подорвать его авторитета. Из уважения к Стратмору Фонтейн решил заняться этим лично. Он распорядился установить жучок в личном компьютере Стратмора - чтобы контролировать его электронную почту, его внутриведомственную переписку, а также мозговые штурмы, которые тот время от времени предпринимал. Если Стратмор окажется на грани срыва, директор заметит первые симптомы.
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Мы тонем! - крикнул кто-то из техников. ВР начала неистово мигать, когда ядро захлестнул черный поток. Под потолком завыли сирены. - Информация уходит. - Вторжение по всем секторам.
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