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Real Civil Societies: Dilemmas of Institutionalization Jeffrey C. Alexander

Real Civil Societies: Dilemmas of Institutionalization

Jeffrey C. Alexander

Published June 18th 1998
ISBN : 9780761958208
Hardcover
256 pages
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In recent social and political theory the term civil society has achieved renewed currency. Traditionally used in a normative or ideal-type sense, the term describes a form of social organization - that is simply neither economic nor political -MoreIn recent social and political theory the term civil society has achieved renewed currency. Traditionally used in a normative or ideal-type sense, the term describes a form of social organization - that is simply neither economic nor political - where democracy, liberty and widespread solidarity are essential regulatory concepts. Written from an empirical social-science perspective by some of the worlds most important social theorists, this volume is a critical examination of the normative sense of civil society. It includes analyses of civil society and democracy, citizenship, race and ethnicity, and post-communism.