Civil Society: Democratic Perspectives

Civil Society: Democratic Perspectives

by Robert Fine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0714647624

ISBN-13: 9780714647623

Pub. Date: 06/30/1997

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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.  See more details below

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714647623
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
06/30/1997
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.56(d)

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Table of Contents

Understanding Civil Society: A Preface1
Civil Society Theory, Enlightenment and Critique7
Civic or Commercial? Adam Ferguson's Concept of Civil Society29
The Politics of the Division of Labour: Smith and Hegel on Civil Society49
The Emergence of the Idea of Civil Society: The Artificial Political Order and the Natural Social Orders63
Market Economy and Democratic Polity76
Bowling in the Bronx: The Uncivil Interstices between Civil and Political Society94
Civil Society or Constitutional Patriotism?115
Myths from Eastern Europe and the Legend of the West132
Learning to be a Citizen: Cognitive and Ethical Aspects of Post-communist Society Transformation145
Civil Society: A Select Bibliography161
Notes on Contributors168
Index169

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