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In Search of Civil Society By Nicholas Deakin

In Search of Civil Society
by Nicholas Deakin

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Civil society as a concept is currently much discussed in the political arena and now frequently referred to in academic texts. But what does it mean in practice and how does it relate to more familiar ideas like voluntary action? This book addresses this issue.
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In Search of Civil Society by Nicholas Deakin

Civil society as a concept is currently much discussed in the political arena and now frequently referred to in academic texts. But what does it mean in practice and how does it relate to more familiar ideas like voluntary action? This book explores the connections between the two, and provides a wide range of examples of situations in which civil society has provided an arena for voluntary association and action which has had a real impact on events at local, national and, latterly, the global level.

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In Search of Civil Society Reviews


'Elegantly written, cogently argued and well sourced, this book adds signficantly to the literature on social capital. It deserves to be read...by policy-makers and practictioners as well as by politicians and academics.' - Professor Jimmy Kearney, Voluntary Action 'This book is a useful and accomplished overview of the history and development of civil society and provides a well-defined roadmap to the current debates...essential reading for anyone wishing to understand the issues facing civil society and the contexts in which they arise.' - Third Sector 'The book provides a good overview of many of the important issues relating to civil society and would be helpful for undergraduate and graduate students.' - Douglas Wolfe, University of Oxford, Political Studies

About Nicholas Deakin


NICHOLAS DEAKIN was Professor of Social Policy and Administration at Birmingham University for twenty years, and has published widely on urban policy and voluntary sector issues. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics.

Table of Contents


Acknowledgements Civil Society and Voluntary Action: Concepts and Issues Civil Society, Charity and Welfare Civil Society and Community Civil Society and Democracy Civil Society as Revolution? The Hungarian case Civil Societ and the Market Civil Society and Utopia Civil Society in the Twenty-first Century Further Reading and Data Sources Bibliography

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GOR003614796
In Search of Civil Society by Nicholas Deakin
Nicholas Deakin
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2001-10-31
256
0333912799
9780333912799
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