1st Edition

Civil Society Democratic Perspectives

Edited By Robert Fine, Shirin Rai Copyright 1997
    178 Pages
    by Routledge

    184 Pages
    by Routledge

    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.

    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