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    Randall D. Germain & Michael Kenny (eds.) (2005). The Idea of Global Civil Society: Politics and Ethics in a Globalizing Era. Routledge.
    This book evaluates the claim that in order to explore the changing social foundations of global power relations today, we need to include in our analysis an understanding of global civil society, particularly if we also wish to raise ethical questions about the changing political and institutional practices of transnational governance. The authors engage directly with the notion of global civil society in order to examines the ethical, social, and political conditions that make certain kinds of (...)
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  2. Michael Kenny & Randall Germain (2005). The Idea(L) of Global Civil Society. In Randall D. Germain & Michael Kenny (eds.), The Idea of Global Civil Society: Politics and Ethics in a Globalizing Era. Routledge
    This book evaluates the claim that in order to explore the changing social foundations of global power relations today, we need to include in our analysis an understanding of global civil society, particularly if we also wish to raise ethical questions about the changing political and institutional practices of transnational governance. The authors engage directly with the notion of global civil society in order to examines the ethical, social, and political conditions that make certain kinds of (...)
     
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    Aldo de Moor (2010). Reconstructing Civil Society with Intermedia Communities. AI and Society 25 (3):279-289.
    A healthy civil society is essential in order to deal with “wicked” societal problems. Merely involving institutional actors and mass media is not sufficient. Intermedia can play a crucial complementary role in strengthening civil society. However, the potential of these technologies needs to be carefully tailored to the requirements and constraints of the communities grown around them. The GRASS system for group report authoring is one carefully tailored socio-technical system aimed at unlocking this potential. Such systems (...)
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    Daniel Arenas, Pablo Sanchez & Matthew Murphy (2013). Different Paths to Collaboration Between Businesses and Civil Society and the Role of Third Parties. Journal of Business Ethics 115 (4):723-739.
    In this article, we suggest that one of the unexplored paths toward collaboration between firms and civil society organizations starts with confrontation or potential conflict, and that the transition toward collaboration can be further understood if one focuses on triadic relationships rather than dyadic ones. We analyze the presence of third parties and their different roles to explain how collaboration is facilitated. The article aims at bringing together the bodies of research on business–civil society confrontation and (...)
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    Lotte Krabbenborg (2016). Creating Inquiry Between Technology Developers and Civil Society Actors: Learning From Experiences Around Nanotechnology. Science and Engineering Ethics 22 (3):907-922.
    Engaging civil society actors as knowledgeable dialogue partners in the development and governance of emerging technologies is a new challenge. The starting point of this paper is the observation that the design and orchestration of current organized interaction events shows limitations, particularly in the articulation of issues and in learning how to address the indeterminacies that go with emerging technologies. This paper uses Dewey’s notion of ‘publics’ and ‘reflective inquiry’ to outline ways of doing better and to develop (...)
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    Johannes Michael Schnarrer (2010). The Civil Society Between Freedom and Democracy. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 3 (8):4-12.
    In view of a rapid succession of events in the contemporary world, on both the political and the scientific levels, it is indeed essential to say more about the subject of democracy in the civil society. If by democracy we mean not only a form of govern- ment but also a system of living, then indeed a unanimous judgment and also a general conception cannot be expected, but nevertheless the concept need not to be debased to the stage (...)
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    J. P. Zompetti (2006). The Role of Advocacy in Civil Society. Argumentation 20 (2):167-183.
    The concept of civil society has once again emerged as a viable mechanism for developing and sustaining deliberative democracy. However, an essential component of many strategies to sustain civil society appears lacking, especially when we see the growing cynicism and apathy among citizens. What is missing is a strategy for training or encouraging citizens to participate more fully in civil society. The skills of advocacy can, at least in part, help renew civic activism. Thus, (...)
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    Kristina Miliauskaitė & Gintaras Šapoka (2009). Civil Society as the Guarantee of Existence of the Legal State: Experience of Lithuania in 1918-1940. Jurisprudence 115 (1):183-198.
    The paper deals with mutual conditionality of existence between the civil society and legal state. The paper is based on the 1918-1940 doctrine of independent Lithuania, the models of the legal state and the tentative models of the civil society created at that time. In the first part of the article, the concept of the legal state is discussed. In terms of creation of the model of the legal state, M. Romeris works are of exceptional importance. (...)
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    Christopher L. Pallas (2010). Revolutionary, Advocate, Agent, or Authority: Context-Based Assessment of the Democratic Legitimacy of Transnational Civil Society Actors. Ethics and Global Politics 3 (3):217-238.
    The literature on transnational civil society encompasses a number of conflicting views regarding civil society organizations’ (CSOs) behavior and impacts and the desirability of civil society involvement in international policymaking. This piece suggests that this lack of consensus arises from the diverse range of contexts in which CSOs operate and the wide variety of activities in which it engages. This article seeks to organize and analyze the disparate data on civil society by (...)
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    Kathleen A. Tobin (2010). Whose Civil Society?: The Politicization of Religion in Transitional Cuba. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 3 (8):76-89.
    For decades, the United States has supported the development of civil society in various places around the world. Promoted as integral to democracy, civil society projects have come to include religion and religious freedom as significant components. U.S. experts point to tolerance of all faiths and the presence of voluntary religious association as essential checks to state power and necessary to a free society. Because of its unique relationship with Cuba, the United States support of (...)
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    Mihai Pascaru & Calina Ana Butiu (2010). Civil Society, Public Participation, and Religious Affiliation. Exploratory Investigations in the Livezile-Rimetea Area (Apuseni Mountains, Romania). Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 8 (22):150-170.
    The present work approaches a series of wide exploratory investigations in the Romanian rural area, most recently in Livezile-Rimetea micro-region (Apuseni Mountains). Within the civil society and public participation debate context, the study focuses on the variable of religious affiliation (orthodox, non-orthodox), which differentiates the real potential public participation at the population level in the studied area. The immediate conclusion to be drawn is that in the differences in religious affiliation induce variations in expressing the civic activism and (...)
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    Carlo Ruzza (2014). Civil Society Actors and EU Fundamental Rights Policy: Opportunities and Challenges. Human Rights Review 15 (1):65-81.
    This paper examines how civil society actors in the EU utilize the political and legal opportunities provided by the EU’s fundamental rights policy to mobilize against discrimination, notably racism, and xenophobia. It emphasizes the multiple enabling roles that this policy provides to civil society associations engaged in judicial activism, political advocacy, and service delivery both at the EU and Member State levels, and assesses their effectiveness. It describes several factors that hinder the implementation of EU fundamental (...)
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    Davide Torsello (2012). The “Revival” of Civil Society in Central Eastern Europe: New Environmental and Political Movements. Human Affairs 22 (2):178-195.
    The idea of civil society is one of the oldest and most contested in Western political and sociological thought. Among the social sciences, anthropology has been the discipline that has prompted the boldest critiques of the concept. This paper argues that the “revival” of civil society in Central and Eastern Europe in one particular field—that of environmental activism—has been contingent with the outcomes of EU enlargement policies. I introduce the case study of one of the most (...)
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    Stamatopoulos Dimitrios (2010). The Return of Religious and Historiographic Discourse:Church and Civil Society in Southeastern Europe (19th - 20th Centuries). [REVIEW] Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 3 (8):64-75.
    This paper focuses on the revision of the classical thesis concerning secularism the progressive domination of the discussion around the issue of the civil society. These two poles facilitated the development of a series of historiographic approaches that particularly touched on the areas of Eastern and Southeastern Europeís history. Here we are concerned with three central cases of historiographic discourseís production, as indicators of the dominant ìparadigmîís change: the first concerns the role of the Russian church in the (...)
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    Luke Wilcox (2010). Secularists and Islamists in Morocco: Prospects for Building Trust and Civil Society Through Human Rights Reform. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 7 (20):3-25.
    In Morocco’s process of liberalization (and democratization), the dynamics between social actors defining themselves as “secular” and those labeled “Islamist” are critical. This paper probes the possibility of these actors transcending their frequent opposition and building mutual trust and “civil” interaction, thereby strengthening civil society and the possibility of continued reform in Morocco. Using Morocco’s recent Equity and Reconciliation Commission as an analytical tool, the paper focuses on the human rights arena as a potentially fruitful place for (...)
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  16. Jonathan Chaplin (2010). Herman Dooyeweerd: Christian Philosopher of State and Civil Society. University of Notre Dame Press.
    The twentieth-century Dutch philosopher Herman Dooyeweerd left behind an impressive canon of philosophical works and has continued to influence a scholarly community in Europe and North America, which has extended, critiqued, and applied his thought in many academic fields. Jonathan Chaplin introduces Dooyeweerd for the first time to many English readers by critically expounding Dooyeweerd's social and political thought and by exhibiting its pertinence to contemporary civil society debates. Chaplin begins by contextualizing Dooyeweerd's thought, first in relation to (...)
     
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    Sung Ho Kim (2004). Max Weber's Politics of Civil Society. Cambridge University Press.
    This book is an in-depth interpretation of Max Weber as a political theorist of civil society. On the one hand, it reads Weber's ideas from the perspective of modern political thought, rather than the modern social sciences; on the other, it offers a liberal assessment of this complex political thinker without attempting to apologize for his shortcomings. Through a fresh reading of Weber's religious, epistemological and political writings, the book shows Weber's concern with public citizenship in a modern (...)
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  18. Yvanka B. Raynova (2015). Civil Society and "Women's Movements" in Post-Communist Europe. An Appraisal 25 Years After the Fall of the Berlin Wall. In Community, Praxis, and Values in a Postmetaphysical Age: Studies on Exclusion and Social Integration in Feminist Theory and Contemporary Philosophy. Axia Academic Publisher 184-204.
    The aim of the article is to argue the thesis that, 25 years after the fall of communism, with the exception of former Yugoslavia, there has been and still is, a lack of „women’s movements“ in the post-communist countries. The author also proposes some explanations as to why there are dozens of women’s organizations but no women’s movements. In order to support her thesis, Raynova emphasizes the difference between “women’s movements”, “feminist movements” and “social movements”, and shows the weakness of (...)
     
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    Rory J. Conces (2007). The Role of the Hyperintellectual in Civil Society Building and Democratization in the BALKans. Studies in East European Thought 59 (3):195 - 214.
    Although intellectuals have been a part of the cultural landscape, it is in post-conflict societies, such as those found in Kosovo and Bosnia, that there has arisen a need for an intellectual who is more than simply a social critic, an educator, a man of action, and a compassionate individual. Enter the hyperintellectual. As this essay will make clear, it is the hyperintellectual, who through a reciprocating critique and defense of both the nationalist enterprise and strong interventionism of the International (...)
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  20. Evert Van der Zweerde (1996). Civil Society and Ideology: A Matter of Freedom. [REVIEW] Studies in East European Thought 48 (2-4):171-205.
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    Z. A. Pelczynski (ed.) (1984). The State and Civil Society: Studies in Hegel's Political Philosophy. Cambridge University Press.
    The essays in this volume, focus on this distinction in their consideration of Hegel's political philosophy - his attempted (re)construction of modern ethical ...
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    Cãtãlin Vasile Bobb (2010). Mircea Flonta, Hans-Klaus Keul si Jorn Rusen (coord.), Religia si societatea civilã/ Religion and civil society. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 4 (12):133-134.
    Mircea Flonta, Hans-Klaus Keul si Jorn Rusen (coord.), Religia si societatea civilã Ed. Paralela 45, Pitesti, 2005.
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    Pedro Alexis Tabensky (2007). Young, Mark A., Negotiating the Good Life: Aristotleand the Civil Society. [REVIEW] Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 10 (1):105-107.
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    Daniela-Luminita Constantin, Zizi Goschin & Mariana Dragusin (2010). Ethnic Entrepreneurship as an Integrating Factor in Civil Society and a Gate to Religious Tolerance: A Spotlight on Turkish Entrepreneurs in Romania. Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies 7 (20):49-79.
    The main aim of this article is to discuss both the concept of secularism among the Ottoman intellectuals and the principle of secularism during the period of the Turkish Republic based on ideas rather than practice. We can analyze “secularism in Turkey” in two separate periods of time: First, “The Ottoman Empire and Secularism” which discusses the ideas of secularism before the foundation of the Turkish Republic, and second “A Brief Analysis of the Turkish Republic and the Principle of Secularism” (...)
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    Rory J. Conces (2010). Uloga Hiperintelektualca U Izgradnji Građanskog Društva I Demokratizacije Na Balkanu (The Role of the Hyperintellectual in Civil Society Building and Democratization in the Balklans). Dijalog 1:7-30.
    Riječ “intelektualac” francuskog je porijekla, nastala krajem 19. vijeka. Stvorena tokom afere Dreyfus, uglavnom se odnosi na one mislioce koji su spremni da interveniraju u javnom forumu, čak i ako to znači da sebe izlažu riziku (Le Sueur 2001:2). Teoretičari kao što su Edward Said, Paul Ricoeur, Jean-Paul Sartre i Michael Waltzer dali su doprinos diskusiji o intelektualcima: intelektualca Said vidi kao kritički nastrojenog autsajdera, Ricoeur kao političkog edukatora, Sartre kao čovjeka od akcije, a Waltzer kao brižnog insajdera. Opisati intelektualca (...)
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  26. Xiaohe Lu & Deon Rossouw (eds.) (2007). Zhongguo Jing Ji Fa Zhan Zhong de Zi You Yu Ze Ren: Zheng Fu, Qi Ye Yu Gong Min She Hui = Freedoms and Responsibilities for Business in China: Governments, Corporations, and Civil Society Organizations. Shanghai She Hui Ke Xue Yuan Chu Ban She.
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  27. Víctor Pérez Díaz (1978). State, Bureaucracy, and Civil Society: A Critical Discussion of the Political Theory of Karl Marx. Macmillan.
  28. Ágost Pulszky (1888). The Theory of Law and Civil Society. Hyperion Press.
  29. Richard Dien Winfield (1995). Law in Civil Society. Monograph Collection (Matt - Pseudo).
     
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    Philip J. Kain (2014). Hegel and the Failure of Civil Society. The Owl of Minerva 46 (1):43-65.
    On what might be called a Marxist reading, Hegel’s analysis of civil society accurately recognizes a necessary tendency toward a polarization of classes and the pauperization of the proletariat, a problem for which Hegel, however, has no solution. Indeed, Marxists think there can be no solution short of eliminating civil society. It is not at all clear that this standard reading is correct. The present paper tries to show how it is plausible to understand Hegel as (...)
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    Howard Caygill, Arcanum: The Secret Life of State and Civil Society.
    The chapter examines the political arcanum historically and conceptually and reflects on the implications of digital technology for the state and civil society relation.
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    Harry J. van Buren Iii & Jeanne M. Logsdon (2006). Stages of Economic Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, and Civil Society. Proceedings of the International Association for Business and Society 17:170-172.
    This paper begins to examine the question of where societal expectations about the nature of corporate social responsibility come from. In particular, we begin to consider arguments about how a country’s stage of economic development affects the kinds of social responsibility expectations that firms face and then how the nature of a country’s civil society might affect CSR expectations. The factors that should be taken into account for future empirical research are also considered.
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    Eleanor R. E. O’Higgins (2010). Corporations, Civil Society, and Stakeholders: An Organizational Conceptualization. [REVIEW] Journal of Business Ethics 94 (2):157 - 176.
    This article presents a descriptive conceptual framework comprising four different company configurations with respect to orientations toward corporate social responsibility (CSR). The four types are Skeptical, Pragmatic, Engaged, and Idealistic. The framework is grounded in instrumental and normative stakeholder theory, and a company's configuration is based on its instrumental and/or normative stance toward stakeholders. Its configuration indicates what position a company adopts in relation to CSR. This article argues that there is no one formula to fit all companies, descriptively or (...)
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    Peter Murphy (1990). Reviews : John Keane (Ed.), Civil Society and the State (Verso, 1988); Democracy and Civil Society (Verso, 1988). Thesis Eleven 26 (1):160-167.
    Reviews : John Keane , Civil Society and the State ; Democracy and Civil Society.
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    Jennifer Koen, Zaynab Essack, Catherine Slack, Graham Lindegger & Peter A. Newman (2012). 'It Looks Like You Just Want Them When Things Get Rough': Civil Society Perspectives on Negative Trial Results and Stakeholder Engagement in HIV Prevention Trials. Developing World Bioethics 12 (3):138-148.
    Civil society organizations (CSOs) have significantly impacted on the politics of health research and the field of bioethics. In the global HIV epidemic, CSOs have served a pivotal stakeholder role. The dire need for development of new prevention technologies has raised critical challenges for the ethical engagement of community stakeholders in HIV research. This study explored the perspectives of CSO representatives involved in HIV prevention trials (HPTs) on the impact of premature trial closures on stakeholder engagement. Fourteen respondents (...)
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  36. Gary Alan Fine & Brooke Harrington (2004). Tiny Publics: Small Groups and Civil Society. Sociological Theory 22 (3):341-356.
    It has been conventional to conceptualize civic life through one of two core images: the citizen as lone individualist or the citizen as joiner. Drawing on analyses of the historical development of the public sphere, we propose an alternative analytical framework for civic engagement based on small-group interaction. By embracing this micro-level approach, we contribute to the debate on civil society in three ways. By emphasizing local interaction contexts-the microfoundations of civil society-we treat small groups as (...)
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    Adrian Henriques (2001). Civil Society and Social Auditing. Business Ethics 10 (1):40–44.
    ‘Social auditing’ is everywhere. An increasing number of companies – and also public and voluntary sector organisations – are trying to assess their social performance systematically. Shell, BP and General Motors are among them. How are they doing it? What impact do NGOs and civil society organisations have on this process? Do they have a privileged place in social audits? This article looks at these questions, and sets out a framework for understanding social audits and civil (...). Examples are drawn particularly from the recent Camelot social audit . Camelot plc is the operator of the UK national lottery. (shrink)
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    Brooke A. Ackerly (2006). Deliberative Democratic Theory for Building Global Civil Society: Designing a Virtual Community of Activists. Contemporary Political Theory 5 (2):113.
    The questions of this article are: what can we learn from deliberative democratic theory, its critics, the practices of local deliberative communities, the needs of potential participants, and the experiences of virtual communities that would be useful in designing a technology-facilitated institution for global civil society that is deliberative and democratic in its values? And what is the appropriate design of such an online institution so that it will be attentive to the undemocratic forces enabled by power inequalities (...)
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    Sungmoon Kim (2010). Beyond Liberal Civil Society: Confucian Familism and Relational Strangership. Philosophy East and West 60 (4):476-498.
    In Conditions of Liberty, Ernest Gellner defines civil society as a unique modern condition in which a "modal self"—a moral agent liberated from "the tyranny of cousins or of rituals"—entertains an unprecedented amount of personal freedom.1 Otherwise stated, moral individualism is the foundation of a modern civil society where people encounter each other qua individuals (i.e., strangers). In line with this view, the predominant, formal-judicial, understanding of civil society in the recent social sciences2 is (...)
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  40. Homas Evartenberg (1981). Poverty and Class Structure in Hegel's Theory of Civil Society. Philosophy and Social Criticism 8 (2):169-182.
    Hegel's handling of the phenomenon of poverty has often been seen as an important virtue of his theory of civil society. In this paper, It is argued that Hegel's discussion of this phenomenon reveals a critical weakness of his theory of civil society, i.e., the failure of his theory to take account of the actual class structure of that society. Hegel's official theory of the classes in civil society is shown to neglect the (...)
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  41. Chet Meeks (2001). Civil Society and the Sexual Politics of Difference. Sociological Theory 19 (3):325-343.
    This paper discusses the sexual politics of anti-normalization within the context of the sociological discussions of civil society and the public sphere. The sexual politics of anti-normalization is less centered around "identity" as a means of securing group solidarity and representing sexual communities in civil society. A politics of anti-normalization comprehends identity as a means of normalizing and regulating sexual desire and difference. Anti-normalization entails the politicization of ethical-moral issues concerning sex and desire and the production (...)
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    Chris W. Surprenant (2010). Liberty, Autonomy, and Kant's Civil Society. History of Philosophy Quarterly 27 (1).
    Morality, as Immanuel Kant understands it, depends on the capacity of a person to be the agent and owner of his own actions, not merely a conduit for social and psychological forces and influences over which he has little or no control. As a result, Kant’s moral philosophy focuses primarily on the topic of individual freedom and the necessary preconditions of the possibility of that freedom. In the Groundwork and second Critique, Kant’s discussion of the connection between morality and freedom (...)
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    Sungmoon Kim (2010). On Korean Dual Civil Society: Thinking Through Tocqueville and Confucius. Contemporary Political Theory 9 (4):434.
    Korean civil society is often criticized because of its dual nature, that is, the paucity of social capital in everyday life and the plethora of collective political actions in the national civil society. Although liberals view such duality as the critical impediment to Korea’s authentic democratization, which would represent a fundamental, liberal-pluralist transformation of Korean society, this article rather acknowledges its cultural uniqueness and utilizes it as the basis on which to construct a Korean non-liberal (...)
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  44. Andrew Arato (2000). Civil Society, Constitution, and Legitimacy. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.
    Spurred by recent governmental transitions from dictatorships to democratic institutions, this highly original work argues that negotiated civil society-oriented transitions have an affinity for a distinctive method of constitution making— one that accomplishes the radical change of institutions through legal continuity. Arato presents a compelling argument that this is the preferred method for rapidly establishing viable democratic institutions, and he contrasts the negotiated model with radical revolutionary change. This exceptionally engaging work will be of interest to students and (...)
     
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    Ming-Cheng M. Lo & Yun Fan (2010). Hybrid Cultural Codes in Nonwestern Civil Society: Images of Women in Taiwan and Hong Kong. Sociological Theory 28 (2):167 - 192.
    Scholars have established that cultural codes and styles of expression in civil society must be recognized as informal mechanisms of exclusion, calling into question the possibility of the Habermasian normative ideal of the public sphere. This article joins theoretical discussions of how to remedy this problem. Going beyond Alexander's model of "multicultural incorporation" and borrowing from Sewell's theory of the duality of structure, we develop a theoretical framework of code hybridization to conceptualize how civil society participants (...)
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    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.
    A concept of civil society that stresses civil society's role in working with the state to achieve more inclusive, democratic polities provides the context for examining the implications for transnational civil society. In particular, the author examines how this perspective emphasizes the importance of the paradox that civil society cannot be understood independently of a relationship to a state. After explaining the nature of this paradox, the author discusses the various ways this (...)
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  47. Alan Thomas, Liberal Republicanism and the Role of Civil Society.
    The political liberalism of Rawls and Larmore is presented as uniquely able to solve the problems of modern political theory. In the face of a plurality of reasonable comprehensive conceptions of the good, a legitimate liberal state can legislate solely on the basis of a modular conception of justice affirmed from within each reasonable conception. However, it is argued that this view, while restrictive, has to permit the promotion of its own pre-conditions. This demanding duty of civic restraint requires citizens (...)
     
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    Svetlana Klimova (2008). Civil Society Discourse in Russian Modernism and French Post-Modernism. Proceedings of the Xxii World Congress of Philosophy 20:121-127.
    Various approaches to civil society research are considered. Two key problems caused by impact of post-modernism are discussed, that are: crises of identification with the society and problems of personal identity. A particular personality crisis that is specific for contemporary Russia is noticed. The crisis is caused by the combination of two factors. They are: social abandonment, atomization and loneliness and total relativism produced by expansion of post-modernism. The second factor influences the Western citizenship as well. That’s (...)
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    Patrick M. Jenlink (2007). Globalization and the Evolution of Democratic Civil Society: Democracy as Spatial Discourse. World Futures 63 (5 & 6):386 – 407.
    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, (...)
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    Louis Logister (2007). Global Governance and Civil Society. Some Reflections on NGO Legitimacy. Journal of Global Ethics 3 (2):165 – 179.
    Today civil society groups are important actors on the international stage. Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) have taken roles that traditionally have been the sole province of states or intergovernmental institutions. NGOs are not bound to act in the public interest. Neither are their actions justified by formal democratic procedures, as is the case with states. Therefore, questioning the legitimacy of their actions is a crucial thing to do. This article presents the results of empirical research on the legitimacy of (...)
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