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Civil Society (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Michael Edwards

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Michael Edwards

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Civil Society has become a standard work of reference for those who seek to understand the role of voluntary citizen action. Recent global unrest has shown the importance of social movements and street protests in world politics. However, as this lucid book shows, 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 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 D 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.

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Imprint: Polity Press
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2014
First published: May 2014
Authors: Michael Edwards
Dimensions: 214 x 140 x 13mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 192
Edition: 3rd Edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-7456-7936-5
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social theory
Books > Social sciences > Politics & government > Political science & theory
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LSN: 0-7456-7936-6
Barcode: 9780745679365

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