Civil society as a concept is currently much discussed in the political arena and now frequently referred to in academic texts. But what does it mean in practice and how does it relate to more familiar ideas like voluntary action? This new book by a leading commentator explores the connections between the two and provides a wide range of examples of situations in which civil society has provided an arena for voluntary association and action which has had a real impact on events at local, national and, latterly, the global level.
|Publication date:||31st October 2001|
|Categories:||Social theory, Social welfare & social services, Political science & theory,|
NICHOLAS DEAKIN was Professor of Social Policy and Administration at Birmingham University for twenty years, and has published widely on urban policy and voluntary sector issues. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics.More About Nicholas Deakin