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Sovereign States or Political Communities? Civil Society and Contemporary Politics by Darrow Schecter

Sovereign States or Political Communities? Civil Society and Contemporary Politics


Sovereign States or Political Communities? Civil Society and Contemporary Politics by Darrow Schecter

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.. -- .

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Darrow Schecter is Reader in History in the School of History, History of Art and Philosophy at the University of Sussex -- .

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Publication date

30th November 2011


Darrow Schecter

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Manchester University Press


224 pages


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