Civil society

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Striking workers in Gdansk and civil rights campaigners in East Berlin; antiglobalisation marches in Seattle and anti-war protests in London; Zapatistas in Mexico and the mothers of the disappeared in Argentina: these are but a few examples which point to the need for understanding the political importance of civil society. Recent years have indeed seen a strong interest in civil society, resulting in a burgeoning literature on the topic (Cohen and Arato 1994; Keane 1998; Rosenblum and Post 2002; Baker 2002a).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPolitical Concepts
Subtitle of host publicationA Reader and Guide
EditorsIain MacKenzie
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781474470520
ISBN (Print)9780748616787, 9780748616770
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2005


  • civil society
  • politics

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