Sovereign states or political communities?

Civil society and contemporary politics

By (author) Darrow Schecter

Paperback - £16.99

Publication date:

30 November 2011

Length of book:

224 pages


Manchester University Press



ISBN-13: 9780719082863

Explores the ideas, meaning and history of civil society, its role in the 1989 revolutions, its role in new social movements and its relationship with the state and the economy.. Distinguishes between security and freedom and illustrates how the latter is a political issue.. Draws on the writings of a wide range of political thinkers including: Kant Hegel Feuerbach Marx Weber Schmitt Adorno Arendt. Offers sophisticated and illuminating analysis and seeks to redefine politics in new ways..