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Civil Society : Democratic Perspectives - Robert Fine

Civil Society

Democratic Perspectives

By: Robert Fine (Editor), Shirin Rai (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st August 1997
ISBN: 9780714643137
Number Of Pages: 172

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This volume examines the idea of civil society in its historical and contemporary dimensions. It provides a comprehensive and critical mapping of the idea, the burden of expectation that it has carried, and the intellectual and political dimensions that surround it.

Understanding civil society - a preface
Civil society theory, enlightenment and critique
Civic or commercial? Adam Ferguson's concept of civil society
The politics of the division of labour - Smith and Hegel on civil society
The emergence of the idea of civil society - the artificial political order and the natural social orders
Market economy and democratic polity
Bowling in the Bronx - the uncivil interstices between civil and political society
Civil society or constitutional patriotism?
Myths from eastern Europe and the legend of the west
Learning to be a citizen - cognitive and ethical aspects of post-communist society transformation
Civil society - a select bibliography
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ISBN: 9780714643137
ISBN-10: 0714643130
Series: Democratization Studies (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 172
Published: 1st August 1997
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.39 x 16.97  x 1.22
Weight (kg): 0.28
Edition Number: 1