Sovereign states or political communities?

Civil society and contemporary politics

By Darrow Schecter

Sovereign states or political communities?
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  • ISBN: 9780719082863
  • Publish Date: Nov 2011
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN: 978-0-7190-8286-3
    • Pages: 224
    • Price: £17.99
    • Published Date: November 2011


    This book explores the ideas, meaning and history of civil society. It considers the role civil society played in the 1989 revolutions and in new social movements, as well as its relationship with the state and the economy. Distinguishing between security and freedom, the book illustrates how the latter is a political issue, drawing on the writings of a wide range of political thinkers including Kant, Hegel, Feuerbach, Marx, Weber, Schmitt, Adorno and Arendt.


    1 Civil society and the origins of modern political theory
    2 Violence and the state
    3 The public sphere
    4 Community as Politics
    5 Civil society and recognition


    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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    By Darrow Schecter

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