Civil Society and Political Theory

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MIT Press, 1994 - 771 páginas

In this first serious work on the theory of civil society to appear in many years, Jean Cohen and Andrew Arato contend that the concept of civil society articulates a contested terrain in the West that could become the primary locus for the expansion of democracy and rights.

In this major contribution to contemporary political theory, Jean Cohen and Andrew Arato argue that the concept of civil society articulates a contested terrain in the West that could become a primary locus for the expansion of democracy and rights.

 

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Índice

Introduction
1
The Contemporary Revival of Civil Society
29
Conceptual History and Theoretical Synthesis
83
Theoretical Development in the Twentieth Century
117
Hannah Arendt
177
Carl Schmitt Reinhart
201
Michel Foucault
255
Niklas Luhmann
299
Discourse Ethics and Civil Society
345
Social Theory and Civil Society
421
Social Movements and Civil Society
492
Civil Disobedience and Civil Society
564
Notes
605
Index
745
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Sobre el autor (1994)

Jean L. Cohen is Associate Professor of Political Theory at Columbia University.

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