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Civil Society and Political Theory

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ISBN-10: 0262531216

ISBN-13: 9780262531214

Edition: 1994

Authors: Jean L. Cohen, Andrew Arato

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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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Book details

List price: $60.00
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: MIT Press
Publication date: 3/29/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 794
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.794
Language: English

Andrew Arato is Dorothy Hart Hirshon Professor of Political and Social Theory at the New School for Social Research and founding editor of the journal Constellations. He has advised constitution makers in Nepal and the Hungarian parliament, and his books include Civil Society and Political Theory; Civil Society, Constitution, and Legitimacy; From Neo-Marxism to Democratic Theory; The Young Luk�cs and the Origins of Western Marxism; and Habermas on Law, Democracy, and Legitimacy.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Contemporary Revival of Civil Society
Conceptual History and Theoretical Synthesis
Theoretical Development in the Twentieth Century
The Normative Critique: Hannah Arendt
The Historicist Critique: Carl Schmitt, Reinhart Koselleck, and Jurgen Habermas
The Genealogical Critique: Michel Foucault
The Systems-Theoretic Critique: Niklas Luhmann
Discourse Ethics and Civil Society
Social Theory and Civil Society
Social Movements and Civil Society
Civil Disobedience and Civil Society
Notes
Index