Putting Civil Society in Its Place

Putting Civil Society in Its Place

authoritarian potential; (2) a belief that a strengthened civil society can check the
state in the interests of justice, equality and liberty; (3) a strong state needed to
check the paralysis, conflict and anarchy of civil society; and (4) an emphasis on
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Author: Bob Jessop

Publisher: Civil Society and Social Chang

ISBN: 9781447354956

Category: Political Science

Page: 248

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Through theories of metagovernance and case studies of mobilisations against economic and social problems, Bob Jessop explores the idea of civil society as a mode of governance. Reviewing concepts of self-emancipation and self-responsibilisation, he challenges conventional thinking and identifies lessons for future social innovation.
Categories: Political Science

Civil Society and the Family

Civil Society and the Family

This leads us to the rather odd situation where some families (democratically
organised ones and those based on same-sex partnerships) are to be included
within the ambit of civil society, whereas others (in particular, male-headed
nuclear ...

Author: Muddiman, Esther

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447355526

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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The relationship between the family and civil society has always been complex, with the family often regarded as separate from, or even oppositional to, civil society. Taking a fresh empirical approach, Muddiman, Power and Taylor reveal how such separation underestimates the important role the family plays in civil society. Considering the impact of family events, dinner table debates, intergenerational transmission of virtues and the role of the mother, this enlightening book draws on survey data from 1000 young people, a sample of their parents and grandparents, and extended family interviews, to uncover how civil engagement, activism and political participation are inherited and fostered within the home.
Categories: Political Science

Civil Society through the Lifecourse

Civil Society through the Lifecourse

This includes graduates who had some involvement in civil society prior to
coming to university and those that had little or no involvement in civil society.
The attitudes of these graduates towards civil society and their role in civil society
did not ...

Author: Power, Sally

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 9781447354833

Category: Political Science

Page: 234

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Are young people blindly self-interested? How does university shape students’ political participation? Can busy parents and grandparents find time to volunteer? Challenging conventional thinking, leading academics explore how individuals’ relationships with civil society change over time as different lifecourse events and stages trigger and hinder civic engagement. Drawing on personal narratives, longitudinal cohort studies and national surveys, this unprecedented study considers rarely examined aspects of civic engagement including school students’ sense of social responsibility and the charitable legacy bequests of elderly people and highlights significant implications for those promoting greater civic and political participation.
Categories: Political Science

The State and Civil Society

The State and Civil Society

Looked at from a civil society perspective, and following Cohen and Arato (1992:
p. ix), this study is interested in the legal regulation of the 'sphere of associations,
while leaving aside the intimate sphere of the family, on the one hand, and the ...

Author: Nicole Bolleyer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780198758587

Category: Law

Page: 384

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State regulation of civil society is expanding yet widely contested, often portrayed as illegitimate intrusion. Despite ongoing debates about the nature of state-voluntary relations in various disciplines, we know surprisingly little about why long-lived democracies adopt more or less constraining legal approaches in this sphere, in which state intervention is generally considered contentious. Drawing on insights from political science, sociology, comparative law as well as public administration research, this book addresses this important question, conceptually, theoretically, and empirically. It addresses the conceptual and methodological challenges related to developing systematic, comparative insights into the nature of complex legal environments affecting voluntary membership organizations, when simultaneously covering a wide range of democracies and the regulation applicable to different types of voluntary organizations. Proposing the analytical tools to tackle those challenges, it studies in-depth the intertwining and overlapping legal environments of political parties, interest groups, and public benefit organizations across 19 long-lived democracies. After presenting an innovative interdisciplinary theoretical framework theorizing democratic states' legal disposition towards, or their disinclination against, regulating voluntary membership organizations in a constraining or permissive fashion, this framework is empirically tested. Applying Qualitative Comparative Analysis (QCA), the comparative analysis identifies three main 'paths' accounting for the relative constraints in the legal environments democracies have created for organized civil society, defined by different configurations of political systems' democratic history, their legal family, and voluntary sector traditions. Providing the foundation for a mixed-methods design, three ideal-typical representatives of each path - Sweden, the UK, and France - are selected for the in-depth study of these legal environments' long-term evolution, to capture reform dynamics and their drivers that have shaped group and party regulation over many decades.
Categories: Law

The Relation of Christianity to Civil Society

The Relation of Christianity to Civil Society

It is one of the objects of these lectures , to indicate that popular sovereignty ,
organizing itself in civil society , and in obedience to the best and highest
impulses of man ' s social and moral nature , is the legitimate outcome of the
influence of ...

Author: Samuel Smith Harris

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015062276574

Category: Christian sociology

Page: 222

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Categories: Christian sociology

Civil Society and Democratic Development in Chile

Civil Society and Democratic Development in Chile

Civil Society and Democratic Development In Chile I . Introduction The event that
has defined Chilean politics in the latter part of the twentieth century has been the
1973 military coup that overthrew the democratically elected government of ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822031171366

Category: Associations, institutions, etc

Page: 112

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Categories: Associations, institutions, etc

A Civil Society

A Civil Society

Author: Peter Russell Hart

Publisher: The Society

ISBN: STANFORD:36105024321668

Category: Civil engineering

Page: 172

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Categories: Civil engineering

Austerity and the Third Sector in Greece

Austerity and the Third Sector in Greece

Offering a broad overview of contemporary civil society in Greece this book explores how various characteristics of the country's socio-political context have affected the development of the third sector and examines the effect of the ...

Author: Jennifer Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317177319

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Organised civil society in Greece is generally regarded as weak with rankings for associational density, volunteerism and levels of social capital traditionally among the lowest in Europe. Austerity and the Third Sector in Greece explores the context behind the statistics and general perceptions of a society of takers, not givers. Stereotypes of a country living beyond its means have been exacerbated by the Eurozone crisis but, since 2008, there has in fact been a great proliferation of organised civil society initiatives in the country. Has the financial crisis seen a belated awakening of Greek civil society? Offering a broad overview of contemporary civil society in Greece this book explores how various characteristics of the country's socio-political context have affected the development of the third sector and examines the effect of the economic crisis on it. Expert contributors combine macro-level analyses with local case studies to form a fascinating new study on the influences of national and regional context on civil society development. Their findings provide not only for a better understanding of similar movements, but also contribute to wider academic debates on societal responses to economic crises.
Categories: Political Science

Civil Society in Central Asia

Civil Society in Central Asia

Civil Society in Central Asia is a pathbreaking collection of essays by scholars and activists that illuminates the social and institutional forces shaping this important region s future.

Author: M. Holt Ruffin

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295800534

Category: History

Page: 320

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Central Asia, known as the home of Tamerlane and the Silk Road, is a crossroads of great cultures and civilizations. In 1991 five nations at the heart of the region�Kazakstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan� suddenly became independent. Today they sit strategically between Russia, China, and Iran and hold some of the world�s largest deposits of oil and natural gas. Long-suppressed ethnic identities are finding new expression in language, religion, and occasional civil conflicts. Civil Society in Central Asia is a pathbreaking collection of essays by scholars and activists that illuminates the social and institutional forces shaping this important region�s future. An appendix provides a guide to projects being carried out by local and international groups.
Categories: History

Civil Society

Civil Society

This volume examines the idea of civil society in its historical and contemporary dimensions.

Author: Robert Fine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135218614

Category: Political Science

Page: 184

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This volume examines the idea of civil society in its historical and contemporary dimensions. It provides a comprehensive and critical mapping of the idea, the burden of expectation that it has carried, and the intellectual and political dimensions that surround it.
Categories: Political Science

Crisis and Neoliberal Reforms in Africa

Crisis and Neoliberal Reforms in Africa

This book discusses the social and political consequences of the economic and financial crisis that befell African economies since the 1980s, using as case study the plantation economy of the Anglophone region of Cameroon.

Author: Piet Konings

Publisher: African Books Collective

ISBN: 9789956578030

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 262

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This book discusses the social and political consequences of the economic and financial crisis that befell African economies since the 1980s, using as case study the plantation economy of the Anglophone region of Cameroon. The focus is thus on recent efforts to liberalize and privatize an agro-industrial enterprise where overseas capital and its domestic partners have converged, the consequent modes of production and labour, and the alternatives proposed and resistance generated. The study details how the unprecedented crisis caused great commotion in the region, and presented a serious challenge to existing theories on plantation production and capital accumulation. The crisis resulted in the introduction of a number of neoliberal economic reforms, including the withdrawal of state intervention and the restructuring, liquidation and privatisation of the major agro-industrial enterprises. These reforms in turn had severe consequences for several civil-society groups and their organisations that had a direct stake in the regional plantation economy, notably the regional elite, chiefs, plantation workers and contract farmers. On the basis of extensive research in the Anglophone Cameroon region, Konings shows that these civil-society groups have never resigned themselves to their fate but have been actively involved in a variety of formal and informal modes of resistance.
Categories: Business & Economics

Civil Society Citizenship and Learning

Civil Society  Citizenship and Learning

" Writing the story of democracy might seem like writing a story of success. In more and more countries all over the world democracy has been established as the leading form of government.

Author: Agnieszka Bron

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825853241

Category: Education

Page: 313

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" Writing the story of democracy might seem like writing a story of success. In more and more countries all over the world democracy has been established as the leading form of government. However, democracy also has a less positive and optimistic side. Political scandals and corruption continue to shatter people's trust in its promises and institutions. This brings us to the topic of active democratic citizenship and civil society. Since the late 1980s these topics have continued to rise in importance in the fields of social and political sciences, and their influence has yet to reach a peak. In comparison, civil society and citizenship remain relatively new topics for adult education, dating to the beginning of the 1990s. We also see that the respective national discourses within the different European countries differ immensely. Whereas the discourse on adult education and active democratic citizenship is quite lively in Great Britain or in Poland, in Germany there is only very little interest. ""Civil Society, Citizenship and Learning"", the second volume of the Bochum Studies in International Adult Education, presents a variety of different perspectives on the topics of citizenship and civil society. The goal of this book is to give an overview of the European discourse on citizenship and civil society as well as on the discourse in some selected countries. Agnieszka Bron ist Professorin am Institut für Pädagogik der Universität Bochum. "
Categories: Education

Societies Outside Metropolises

Societies Outside Metropolises

The crises of representative democracy, diminished trust in traditional parties and online disinformation are strong additional factors. CSOs do not recognise populism as a distinctive type of challenge.

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ISBN: 9283044762

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The Study identifies the factors influencing citizens' choices in favour of populism and the role of civil society organisations (CSOs) in countering it in eight nonmetropolitan areas with high populist vote, one above and one below the EU average per country: Klagenfurt-Villach and Niederösterreich-Süd (Austria), Drôme and Aisne (France), Udine and Reggio di Calabria (Italy), Płocki and Nowosądecki (Poland). Extensive desk research, two statistical analyses, 616 opinions of citizens from the regions, three focus groups and 54 in-depth interviews with CSOs and experts have informed the study's findings. Socioeconomic and cultural factors of populism vary across different social groups, between countries and between different regions within a country. No factor alone causes populism - there is an interplay of factors, which feed on and reinforce each other. The crises of representative democracy, diminished trust in traditional parties and online disinformation are strong additional factors. CSOs do not recognise populism as a distinctive type of challenge. There is a lack of encompassing and comprehensive civic initiatives in tackling populism due to the complexity of the phenomenon, the shrinking civic space in terms of lack of an enabling environment for CSOs operation, limited human resources, reduced funding and a lack of expertise.
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International Encyclopedia of Civil Society

International Encyclopedia of Civil Society

For researchers in nonprofit and civil society studies, political science, economics, management and social enterprise, this is the most systematic appraisal of a rapidly growing field.

Author: Helmut K. Anheier

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387939964

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Recently the topic of civil society has generated a wave of interest, and a wealth of new information. Until now no publication has attempted to organize and consolidate this knowledge. The International Encyclopedia of Civil Society fills this gap, establishing a common set of understandings and terminology, and an analytical starting point for future research. Global in scope and authoritative in content, the Encyclopedia offers succinct summaries of core concepts and theories; definitions of terms; biographical entries on important figures and organizational profiles. In addition, it serves as a reliable and up-to-date guide to additional sources of information. In sum, the Encyclopedia provides an overview of the contours of civil society, social capital, philanthropy and nonprofits across cultures and historical periods. For researchers in nonprofit and civil society studies, political science, economics, management and social enterprise, this is the most systematic appraisal of a rapidly growing field.
Categories: Social Science

Transnational Civil Society

Transnational Civil Society

Civil Society and Transnational Civil Society Movements What is civil society ,
what constitutes a transnational civil society movement , and how is it different
from the idea of global civil society ? The tens of millions of ordinary citizens who
took ...

Author: Srilatha Batliwala

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39076002572308

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

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"Contains an introduction to the history, achievements, and challenges of transnational civil society initiatives on several critical issues and the forces that catalyzed and shaped those initiatives"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Political Science