Civil society : history and possibilities


Civil society : history and possibilities

edited by Sudipta Kaviraj and Sunil Khilnani

Cambridge University Press, 2001

  • : hbk
  • : pbk

大学図書館所蔵 件 / 57



Includes bibliographical references and index



Civil society is one of the most used - and abused - concepts in current political thinking. In this important collection of essays, the concept is subjected to rigorous analysis by an international team of contributors, all of whom seek to encourage the historical and comparative understanding of political thought. The volume is divided into two parts: the first section analyses the meaning of civil society in different theoretical traditions of Western philosophy. In the second section, contributors consider the theoretical and practical contexts in which the notion of civil society has been invoked in Asia, Africa and Latin America. These essays demonstrate how an influential Western idea like civil society is itself altered and innovatively modified by the specific contexts of intellectual and practical life in the societies of the South.


  • Part I. Theoretical Traditions in the West: 1. The development of civil society Sunil Khilnani
  • 2. Concepts of civil society in pre-modern Europe Anthony Black
  • 3. The contemporary political significance of John Locke's conception of civil society John Dunn
  • 4. Civil society in the Scottish Enlightenment Fania Oz Salzberger
  • 5. Enlightenment and the institution of society Keith Michael Baker
  • 6. Hegel and the economics of civil society Gareth Stedman Jones
  • 7. Civil society in the Marxist tradition Joseph Femia
  • Part II. Arguments in the South: 8. Civil society in extra-European perspective Jack Goody
  • 9. On civil and political societies in post-colonial democracies Partha Chatterjee
  • 10. Civil society and the fate of the modern Republic in Latin America Luis Castro Leiva and Anthony Pagden
  • 11. The western concept of civil society in the context of Chinese history Thomas Metzger
  • 12. Civil society, community and democracy in the Middle East Sami Zubaida
  • 13. Mistaking 'Governance' for politics: Foreign aid, civil society and democracy Rob Jenkins
  • 14. The promise of 'civil society' in the South Geoffrey Hawthorn
  • 15. In search of civil society Sudipta Kaviraj.

「Nielsen BookData」 より


  • ISBN
    • 9780521633444
    • 9780521002905
  • LCCN
  • 出版国コード
  • タイトル言語コード
  • 本文言語コード
  • 出版地
    Cambridge [England]
  • ページ数/冊数
    x, 330 p.
  • 大きさ
    24 cm
  • 分類
  • 件名