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Toward a Global Civil Society

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Toward a Global Civil Society

Edited by Michael Walzer

352 pages, index

ISBN  978-1-57181-054-0 $135.00/£99.00 Hb Published (January 1995)

ISBN  978-1-57181-138-7 $34.95/£27.95 Pb Published (December 1997)

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The demise of Communism has not only affected Eastern Europe but also the countries of the West where a far-reaching examination of political and economic systems has begun. This collection of essays by internationally renowned scholars of political theory from Europe and the United States explores both the concept and the reality of civil society and its institutions.

Michael Walzer has been a permanent faculty member at the School of Social Science, Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton since 1980. He is an editor of Dissent and a contributing editor of The New Republic, and has published among numerous works The Company of Critics (1988) and Interpretation and Social Criticism (1987).

Subject: Cultural Studies (General) Political and Economic Anthropology
Area: Europe North America


Part I: The Concept of Civil Society
Part II: The Communitarian Approach
Part III: Economic Policy and Social Justice
Part IV: The Internationalization of Politics and Economics and the Challenge of Nationalism, Immigration and Minority Conflict
Part V: European Socialism and American SocialReform

Contributors: M. Walzer, T. Nardin, J. Cohen, K. Nielsen, T. Strong, J. Elshtain, A. Etzioni, W.Galston, T. Pinkard, P. Selznick, O. Kallscheuer, E. Altvater, J. Faux, O. Hahn, J. Strasser, G.Frankenberg, W. Sullivan, P. Glotz, M. Cohen, E. Hobsbawm, A. Wolfe, M. Hajek, N.Birnbaum, C. Mouffe, D. Motchane and J. Santamaria

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