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The Resource Civil society, Michael Edwards

Civil society, Michael Edwards

Label
Civil society
Title
Civil society
Statement of responsibility
Michael Edwards
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Recent global unrest has shown the importance of social movements and street protests in world politics. However, the power that people have to shape their societies is usually channeled through day-to-day participation in voluntary associations and communities: expressions of "normal" civic life beyond the headlines. This is the underlying story of civil society. This new edition of a standard work of reference explores issues that have developed rapidly in recent years, including the overlaps between civil society and the market in the form of social enterprises and "venture philanthropy," and the increasing role of social media and information and communication technologies in civic interaction. Different varieties of civil society in the Middle East, Africa and elsewhere are investigated in more detail, and case studies, data and references have been updated throughout. Colleges, foundations and NGOs, policy-makers, journalists and commissions of inquiry--all have used Edwards's book to understand and strengthen the vital role that civil society can play in deepening democracy, re-building community, and addressing inequality and injustice. This new edition will be required reading for anyone who is interested in creating a better world through voluntary citizen action."--Page 4 of cover
Cataloging source
CDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Edwards, Michael
Index
index present
LC call number
JC337
LC item number
.E38 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Civil society
  • Social contract
  • Civil society
  • Social contract
Label
Civil society, Michael Edwards
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [143]-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : what's the big idea? -- Civil society as associational life -- Civil society as the good society -- Civil society as the public sphere -- Synthesis : unraveling the civil society puzzle -- So what's to be done?
Control code
876346562
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Third edition
Extent
xi, 185 pages
Isbn
9780745679365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)876346562
Label
Civil society, Michael Edwards
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [143]-166) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : what's the big idea? -- Civil society as associational life -- Civil society as the good society -- Civil society as the public sphere -- Synthesis : unraveling the civil society puzzle -- So what's to be done?
Control code
876346562
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Third edition
Extent
xi, 185 pages
Isbn
9780745679365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)876346562

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