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Civil society : a reader in history, theory and global politics

Author: John A Hall; Frank Trentmann
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
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Combining European texts with global debates about civil society, including texts about Islam, China, and human rights, this critical edition is essential reading for students and academics in  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John A Hall; Frank Trentmann
ISBN: 1403915423 9781403915429 1403915431 9781403915436
OCLC Number: 59128785
Description: ix, 308 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Preface PART I: INTRODUCTION Contests over Civil Society: Introductory Perspectives; J.A.Hall & F.Trentmann PART II: EMERGENT PROPERTIES OF CIVIL SOCIETY Civil Society as Political Society Civil Society as Political Society; R.Hooker Civil Society vs. the State of Nature; J.Locke Natural Societies Compared; G.W.Leibniz Toleration and its Limits Of Superstition and Enthusiasm; D.Hume Remedies for Sectarianism; A.Smith Freemasonry; G.Lessing Civil Society, Christianity, and State; Rev. Dr. T.B.Clarke Civility, Sociability and Associational Life Good Nature; J.Addison Gender and Public Life in the History of Civilisation; J.Millar The Threat of Effeminacy; The Female Tatler Self-Help and Regulation: A Women's Friendly Society; The Friends United Of Sympathy and of Self-Command; A.Smith The Craze of Clubs Ridiculed; Of the Farting Club Paradoxes of Commercial Life The Civilizing Force of Commerce; Montesquieu The Burden of Civilization; J.J.Rousseau The Social Benefits of Deception; A.Smith Civil Society,War, and Cosmopolitan Peace The Threat of Commerce to Republics; A.Ferguson The Commercial Sources of Military Power; E.Gibbon Cosmopolitan Vision; I.Kant PART III: CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE MIDST OF MODERN IDEOLOGIES Radicalism vs. Conservatism Established Religion and Social Order; E.Burke Rights of Man; T.Paine Common Will; E-J.Sieyes Liberalism and Empire Public Functions of Associations; Tocqueville The Dangers of Public Tranquility; Tocqueville The Legacy of the Separation of Classes; Tocqueville The 'Barbarous' and 'Anti-social' Passions of the Hindu; J.Mill Imperial Mission; A Village Missionary Meeting Burgerliche Gesellschaft Corporation and Ethical Life; G.W.F.Hegel Split Consciousness; K.Marx Natural Hierarchies; H.von Treitschke Associational Practices: Moral Order, Popular Emancipation, and Escapism Reforming Others; The Girls' Friendly Society Cooperation and Emancipation; Mrs. Layton Sociability as Nostalgia; Schlaraffische Club (society of milk and honey) Organic Associationalism and the Critique of Liberalism Gemeinschaft und Gesellschaft; F.Tonnies The Purposes of Association; O.von Gierke Communal Life and the Limits of the State; J.N.Figgis Federalism; C.Cattaneo Guild Socialism; G.D.H.Cole Corporatism; E.Durkheim PART IV: UNDER ASSAULT ; V.I.Lenin The Crisis of Parliamentary Democracy; C.Schmitt The Cult of the Member; K.Tucholsky Hegemony; A.Gramsci Socialist Nationalism; J.Goebbels The State as a Moral Project; V.M.Perez-Diaz The Liberal Threat to Self-Government; M.J.Sandel PART V: REVIVAL The Power of the Powerless; V.Havel The Pitfalls of Civil Society for Post-Communism; C.Hann The Myth of Human Self-Identity; L.Kolakowski A Setting of Settings; M.Walzer Maternal Voices; Madres de Plaza de Mayo Churches, Peace and Human Rights; G.Ruden The Decline of Social Visibility; P.Rosanvallon Deliberative Politics; J.Habermas PART VI: CONTEMPORARY DEBATES Communitarian Controversies The Strange Disappearance of Civic America; R.Putnam What If Civic Life Didn't Die?; M.Schudson Unravelling from Above; T.Skocpol Bursts of Civic Reconstruction; R.Putnam Ordering Civil Society; D.Blunkett Compelled Association; N.L.Rosenblum Associative Democracy; J.Cohen & J.Rogers Beyond Europe Civil Society and Public Sphere in China; D.Strand Hegemonic Ideas and Class in Chinese Associations; J.N. Wasserstrom & L.Xinyong The Inner and Public Practices of Qigong; N.N.Chen The Vitality of Islam; E.Gellner Religious, Ethnic, and Informal Associations; A.Varshney Pockets and Deficits of Civility in the Middle East; A.R.Norton Civil Society and the Political Imagination in Africa; J.L.Comaroff & J.Comaroff Postcolonial Perspectives; P.Chatterjee Global Civil Society Global Civil Society?; J.Keane NonGovernmental Organizations in the United Nations; D.Otto Civicus; Oliveira & R.Tandon Further Reading
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