Civil Society (Themes for the 21st Century Series)
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Civil Society (Themes for the 21st Century Series)

  • Publish Date: 2004-01-26
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Author: Michael Edwards

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In this book which provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of one of the most important debates of our times, Michael Edwards asks whether 'civil society' is the big idea for the 21st century.


  • Asks whether 'civil society' is the big idea for the 21st century.
  • Provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of one of the most important debates of our times.
  • Explores theories of associational life, the good society and the public sphere, and clarifies their implications for policy and practice.
  • Draws inspiration and examples from history and contemporary experience, Islam and Christianity, South and North, and activists and academics.

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