In recent social and political theory the term 'civil society' has achieved renewed currency. Traditionally used in a normative or 'ideal-type' sense, the term describes a form of social organization - that is simply neither economic nor political - where democracy, liberty and widespread solidarity are essential regulatory concepts.
Written from an empirical social-science perspective by some of the world's most important social theorists, this volume is a critical examination of the normative sense of 'civil society'. It includes analyses of civil society and democracy, citizenship, race and ethnicity, and post-communism.
|Series:||SAGE Studies in International Sociology Series|
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