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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.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Understanding Civil Society: A Preface, Robert Fine, Shirin Rai; Chapter 2 Civil Society Theory, Enlightenment and Critique, Robert Fine; Chapter 3 Civic or Commercial? Adam Ferguson’s Concept of Civil Society, John Varty; Chapter 4 The Politics of the Division of Labour: Smith and Hegel on Civil Society, Anastasia Ioannidou; Chapter 5 The Emergence of the Idea of Civil Society: The Artificial Political Order and Natural Social Orders, Jack Lively, Andrew Reeve; Chapter 6 Market Economy and Democratic Polity, David Beetham; Chapter 7 Bowling in the Bronx: The Uncivil Interstices between Civil and Political Society, Laurence Whitehead; Chapter 8 Civil Society or Constitutional Patriotism?, Charles Turner; Chapter 9 Myths from Eastern Europe and the Legend of the West, Clive Tempest; Chapter 10 Learning to be a Citizen: Cognitive and Ethical Aspects of Post-communist Society Transformation, Grazyna Skapska;
Robert Fine, Shirin Rai