David Bourget (Western Ontario)
David Chalmers (ANU, NYU)
Rafael De Clercq
Jack Alan Reynolds
Learn more about PhilPapers
World Futures 63 (5 & 6):386 – 407 (2007)
At its core, the evolution of democratic civil society is a process of transcending existing, historical social space, a process that desires to dissolve "political society" into "civil society" and with it to reformulate space as more democratic, participatory public space, and global spheres of interaction. In this article, the author examines the implications of globalization and the evolution of democratic civil society. Drawing on the work of French theorists de Certeau and Lefebvre, the author examines the nature of space as a social construct and the importance of understanding space as a practiced place in relation to the evolution of democratic civil society that makes transnational space a practiced place for global civil society. The author argues that as globalization spreads across nation-states, spatial forces produced by economic, cultural, and political discourses and practices give way to the potential for the evolution of democratic civil society.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
|Through your library|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Gideon Baker (2001). Civil Society Theory and Republican Democracy. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 4 (2):59-84.
Nira Wickramasinghe (2005). The Idea of Civil Society in the South: Imaginings, Transplants, Designs. Science and Society 69 (3):458 - 486.
Randall D. Germain & Michael Kenny (eds.) (2005). The Idea of Global Civil Society: Politics and Ethics in a Globalizing Era. Routledge.
Patrick M. Jenlink (2007). Guest Editorial: Globalization, Democracy, and the Evolution of Global Civil Society. World Futures 63 (5 & 6):301 – 307.
Lorenzo Fioramonti (2005). Civil Societies and Democratization: Assumptions, Dilemmas and the South African Experience. Theoria 44 (107):65-88.
Michaelle L. Browers (2004). Arab Liberalisms: Translating Civil Society, Prioritising Democracy. Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy 7 (1):51-75.
Umut Korkut (2007). Participatory Policy-Making, Participatory Civil Society: A Key for Dissolving Elite Rule in New Democracies in the Era of Globalization. World Futures 63 (5 & 6):340 – 352.
Alberto Martinelli (2007). Evolution From World System to World Society? World Futures 63 (5 & 6):425 – 442.
Patrick Jenlink (2002). Education for Civil Society: Evolutionary Guidance and the Democratic Ideal. World Futures 58 (5 & 6):395 – 416.
Philip Oxhorn (2007). Civil Society Without a State? Transnational Civil Society and the Challenge of Democracy in a Globalizing World. World Futures 63 (5 & 6):324 – 339.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads36 ( #89,841 of 1,725,305 )
Recent downloads (6 months)1 ( #349,101 of 1,725,305 )
How can I increase my downloads?