9781447307143

The Politics of Civil Society

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    9781447307143

  • ISBN10:

    1447307143

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2013-05-15
  • Publisher: Policy Pr
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Summary

In this fully revised edition of his groundbreaking book, Fred Powell looks behind "the mirror of power" to discover the real civil society-or Big Society-that lies beneath it. Articulating three forms of civil society-radical, liberal, and conservative-he examines a complex interplay between state and community, arguing that citizens contend for power via civil society. This is both a historic pursuit dating to antiquity and a contemporary democratic struggle between competing visions of modernity, the stakes of which are no less than "real" politics themselves as experienced by everyday citizens. The second edition includes a new concluding chapter on practical and policy implications.

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