Kumar, K. (1993) Civil-Society - An Inquiry Into The Usefulness Of An Historical Term. British Journal of Sociology, 44 (3). pp. 375-395. ISSN 0007-1315.
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Civil society has been on the lips of many theoreticians of the 1989 revolutions, in the West as well as in East Central Europe. The hope is that civil society, as a concept and a programme, will help post-communist societies out of their current political predicament. How reasonable a hope is this? How useful is the concept of civil society at the present time; either in the East or the West? This paper first considers the historical career of the concept. It then goes on to examine its fruitfulness in the current conditions of western and East European society.
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research|
|Depositing User:||M. Nasiriavanaki|
|Date Deposited:||26 Jul 2009 14:04|
|Last Modified:||28 Jul 2009 08:04|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22168 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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