Marc Morjé Howard

Marc Morjé Howard is assistant professor of government and politics at the University of Maryland, College Park. This article draws on his book, The Weakness of Civil Society in Post-Communist Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2002).

January 2002, Volume 13, Issue 1

The Weakness of Postcommunist Civil Society

Recent studies suggest that civil society in the postcommunist countries is significantly weaker than in other types of democracies, old or new. Can this legacy of communism be overcome? If not, what are the implications for democracy?