Comparative Functionalism: An Essay in Anthropological by Walter Goldschmidt

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People are also exerting influence by increasingly taking part in institutions of civil society-such as non-governmental organizations. In developing countries such organizations are not only increasing in number, they are also taking on a bigger role in voicing people's aspirations and working as pressure groups. uade unions have always been strong institutions of civil society. But except in such Scandinavian countries as Denmark, Finland and Sweden, where union membership has risen significantly in the past two decades, union membership among workers has been falling in most industrial countries in recent years (the Netherlands, Portugal and the United States).

9 HOI ranking for developing countries, 1993 Country Hong Kong Cyprus Barbados Bahamas Korea, Rep. of Argentina Costa Rica Uruguay Chile Singapore Brunei Darussalam Trinidad and Tobago Bahrain Antigua and Barbuda United Arab Emirates Panama Venezuela Saint Kitts and Nevis Fiji Mexico Colombia Qatar Kuwait Thailand Malaysia Mauritius Brazil Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Seychelles Saudi Arabia Ecuador Dominica Iran, Islamic Rep. 714 44 45 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 58 59 60 63 64 65 66 67 69 Sri Lanka Peru Syrian Arab Rep.

Of Mali 86 90 43 54 91 97 101 33 48 103 41 42 43 44 45 Poland EI Salvador Mozambique Singapore Zimbabwe 31 63 89 25 65 44 72 100 30 77 92 93 94 96 97 Turkey India Papua New Guinea Zaire Central African Rep. 45 74 68 79 82 55 85 79 90 94 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 Malaysia Guatemala Dominican Rep. Uruguay Honduras Peru Venezuela 35 67 51 22 64 52 34 42 70 57 28 71 59 35 Nigeria Togo Pakistan Mauritania Comoros Niger 78 80 77 83 76 93 87 89 84 95 88 104 8 13 17 53 44 4 2 12 7 98 100 101 102 103 104 The creation of opportunities for women does not depend on a country's income level or economic growth rate Note: GDI and HDI ranks have been recalculated for the universe of 104 countries.

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