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The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society

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The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society presents a kaleidoscope of views...The entries are concise and well-written, focusing on majo... Lire la suite
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The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society presents a kaleidoscope of views...The entries are concise and well-written, focusing on major issues of contention in academic debate, thus providing ideal readings for classes and for introduction to the topic.

Auteur
Michael Edwards is currently Distinguished Senior Fellow at Demos in New York, Senior Visiting Scholar at the Robert F Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, and Senior Visiting Fellow at the Brooks World Poverty Institute at Manchester University in the UK. He is also the former Senior Advisor to World Bank on Civil Society and the former Director of the Ford Foundation's Governance and Civil Society Program.

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Broadly speaking, The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society views the topic of civil society through three prisms: as a part of society (voluntary associations), as a kind of society (marked out by certain social norms), and as a space for citizen action and engagement (the public square or sphere).



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In the past two decades, '"civil society" has become a central organizing concept in the social sciences. Occupying the middle ground between the state and private life, the civil sphere encompasses everything from associations to protests to church groups to nongovernmental organizations. Interest in the topic exploded with the decline of statism in the 1980s and 1990s, and many of our current debates about politics and social policy are informed by the renewed focus on civil society. Michael Edwards, author of the most authoritative single-authored book on civil society, serves as the editor for The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society. Broadly speaking, the book views the topic through three prisms: as a part of society (voluntary associations), as a kind of society (marked out by certain social norms), and as a space for citizen action and engagement (the public square or sphere). It does not focus solely on the West (a failing of much of the literature to date), but looks at civil society in both the developed and developing worlds. Throughout, it merges theory, practice, and empirical research. In sum, The Oxford Handbook on Civil Society will be the definitive work on the topic.

Contenu

Part 1. Introduction; 1. Introduction, Michael Edwards; 2. The History of Civil Society Ideas, John Ehrenberg; Part 2. The Forms of Civil Society; 3. The Non-Profit Sector, Steven R. Smith; 4. Development NGOs, Alan Fowler; 5. Grassroots Associations, Frances Kunreuther; 6. Social Movements, Donatella Della Porta and Mario Diani; 7. Social Enterprise and Social Entrepreneurs, Alex Nicholls; 8. Global Civil Society, Lisa Jordan; Part 3. Geographical Perspectives; 9. Civil society in the United States, Theda Skocpol; 10. Civil Society in Latin America, Evelina Dagnino; 11. Civil Society in Post-Communist Europe, Marc Morje Howard; 12. Civil Society in the Middle East, Eberhard Kienle; 13. Civil Society in China, Jude Howell; 14. Civil Society in India, Neera Chandhoke; 15. Civil Society in Sub-Saharan Africa, Ebenezer Obadare; Part 4. The Norm

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Titre: The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society
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Code EAN: 9780195398571
ISBN: 978-0-19-539857-1
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 552
Poids: 1060g
Taille: H246mm x B169mm x T36mm
Année: 2011

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