Answer in essay form.
Both civil society organizations and political parties are entities around which interests coalesce(combine). What specific function does each entity serve, and to what extent is each expression/pursuit of interests complementary to the other? Are strong civil society organizations vital to ensuring a democracy? Why or why not?
Relevant readings that must be incorporated are:
Constraining Elites in Russia and Indonesia
The Dictator’s Dilemma
How Democracies Die