Tönnies: Community and Civil Society / Edition 1

Tönnies: Community and Civil Society / Edition 1

by Ferdinand Tonnies
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521567823

ISBN-13: 9780521567824

Pub. Date: 07/28/2001

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Tönnies' Community and Civil Society (first published in 1887 as Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft) is a classic of social and political theory, exploring the tension between close-knit "communities" and an emerging global market "society". It is a response to modernity, an exercise in social, political and moral science, and an unusual commentary on the inner

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Tönnies' Community and Civil Society (first published in 1887 as Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft) is a classic of social and political theory, exploring the tension between close-knit "communities" and an emerging global market "society". It is a response to modernity, an exercise in social, political and moral science, and an unusual commentary on the inner character of "democratic socialism". This new translation and introduction make this important work much more readily accessible to student readers, and those interested in social and political theory and the history of European ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521567824
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2001
Series:
Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
1,245,591
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

General introduction; Chronology of Tönnies' life and career; Community and Civil Society; Tönnies' Preface to the first edition of 1887; 1.1. A general classification of key ideas; 1.2. Theory of Gesellschaft; 2.1. The forms of human will; 2.2. Explanation of the dichotomy; 3.1. The sociological basis of natural law; 3.2. Definitions and propositions; 3.3. The natural element in law; Conclusions and future prospects.

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