Essential Civil Society Reader The Classic Essays

ISBN-10: 0847697193
ISBN-13: 9780847697199
Edition: 2000
Authors: Don E. Eberly
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Description: Around the world politicians and intellectuals seek to restore civil society by cultivating stronger public ethics. This text presents classic writings of leading scholars and organizers who have brought the civil society debate to the forefront.

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List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/5/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 424
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

Around the world politicians and intellectuals seek to restore civil society by cultivating stronger public ethics. This text presents classic writings of leading scholars and organizers who have brought the civil society debate to the forefront.

Don E. Eberly is the director of the Civil Society Project, a national initiative advancing ideas to strengthen America's social institutions and community life. He is the editor of many books, including "The Content of America's Character: The Recovery of Civic Virtue". Eberly is an affiliate scholar at the Institute for American Values, and founder of the National Fatherhood Initiative. He lives in Lancaster, PA.

Introduction and Overview
The Meaning, Origins, and Applications of Civil Society
Civil Society Theory
"The Quest for Community": A Study in the Ethics of Order and Freedom
Whose Keeper? Social Science and Moral Obligation
The Good Society: We Live through Our Institutions
The Demoralization of Society: What's Wrong with the Civil Society
Democracy on Trial: The Role of Civil Society in Sustaining Democratic Values
Communitarianism and the Moral Dimension
Community as a Generator of Social Capital
To Empower People: From State to Civil Society
Professionalized Services: Disabling Help for Communities and Citizens
Culture, Incentives, and the Underclass
The Urban Church: Faith, Outreach, and the Inner-City Poor
Civil Society: Civic Trust, Social Authority
The Lost City: The Case for Social Authority
Trust: The Social Virtues and the Creation of Prosperity
Civil Society and the Democratic State
Democracy's Discontent: The Procedural Republic
Rights Talk: The Impoverishment of Political Discourse
The Progressive Assault of Civic Community
Individualism, Liberalism, and Democratic Civic Society
"American Exceptionalism" Revisited: The Role of Civil Society
Politics, Morality, and Civility
Index
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