skip to content
Civil society Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Civil society

Author: Michael Edwards
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; Malden, MA : Polity Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
Summary:
"Recent global unrest has shown the importance of social movements and street protests in world politics. However, the power that people have to shape their societies is usually channeled through day-to-day participation in voluntary associations and communities: expressions of "normal" civic life beyond the headlines. This is the underlying story of civil society. This new edition of a standard work of reference  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Edwards
ISBN: 9780745679358 0745679358 9780745679365 0745679366
OCLC Number: 876346562
Description: xi, 185 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction : what's the big idea? --
Civil society as associational life --
Civil society as the good society --
Civil society as the public sphere --
Synthesis : unraveling the civil society puzzle --
So what's to be done?
Responsibility: Michael Edwards.

Abstract:

Civil Society has become a standard work of reference for those who seek to understand the role of voluntary citizen action. Recent global unrest has shown the importance of social movements and  Read more...

Reviews

Editorial reviews

Publisher Synopsis

"It is hard to find a book on civil society which is very optimistic and at the same time discusses the consequences of too much dependence on it to solve our problems... I strongly recommendthe book Read more...

 
User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.

Similar Items

Related Subjects:(2)

User lists with this item (1)

Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/876346562> # Civil society
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
   library:oclcnum "876346562" ;
   library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/enk> ;
   schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/306.2/> ;
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/745144#Topic/social_contract> ; # Social contract
   schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/745144#Topic/civil_society> ; # Civil society
   schema:bookEdition "Third edition." ;
   schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
   schema:creator <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/745144#Person/edwards_michael_1957> ; # Michael Edwards
   schema:datePublished "2014" ;
   schema:description ""Recent global unrest has shown the importance of social movements and street protests in world politics. However, the power that people have to shape their societies is usually channeled through day-to-day participation in voluntary associations and communities: expressions of "normal" civic life beyond the headlines. This is the underlying story of civil society. This new edition of a standard work of reference explores issues that have developed rapidly in recent years, including the overlaps between civil society and the market in the form of social enterprises and "venture philanthropy," and the increasing role of social media and information and communication technologies in civic interaction. Different varieties of civil society in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere are investigated in more detail, and case studies, data and references have been updated throughout. Colleges, foundations and NGOs, policy-makers, journalists and commissions of inquiry--all have used Edwards's book to understand and strengthen the vital role that civil society can play in deepening democracy, re-building community, and addressing inequality and injustice. This new edition will be required reading for anyone who is interested in creating a better world through voluntary citizen action."--Page 4 of cover."@en ;
   schema:description "Introduction : what's the big idea? -- Civil society as associational life -- Civil society as the good society -- Civil society as the public sphere -- Synthesis : unraveling the civil society puzzle -- So what's to be done?"@en ;
   schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/745144> ;
   schema:inLanguage "en" ;
   schema:name "Civil society"@en ;
   schema:productID "876346562" ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780745679365> ;
   schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780745679358> ;
   umbel:isLike <http://bnb.data.bl.uk/id/resource/GBB441226> ;
   wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/876346562> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/745144#Person/edwards_michael_1957> # Michael Edwards
    a schema:Person ;
   schema:birthDate "1957" ;
   schema:familyName "Edwards" ;
   schema:givenName "Michael" ;
   schema:name "Michael Edwards" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780745679358>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0745679358" ;
   schema:isbn "9780745679358" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780745679365>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
   schema:isbn "0745679366" ;
   schema:isbn "9780745679365" ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.