Civil-Society - An Inquiry Into The Usefulness Of An Historical Term

Kumar, Kanta (1993) Civil-Society - An Inquiry Into The Usefulness Of An Historical Term. British Journal of Sociology, 44 (3). pp. 375-395. ISSN 0007-1315. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

The full text of this publication is not available from this repository. (Contact us about this Publication)

Abstract

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.

Item Type: Article
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: 11 Jul 2014 11:43
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/22168 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
  • Depositors only (login required):