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作者 Cohen, Jean L., 1946-, author
書名 Civil society and political theory / Jean L. Cohen and Andrew Arato
出版項 Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, 1992
國際標準書號 0262031779
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館  306.2 C6605 1992    在架上    30500100638694
 民族所圖書館  JC336 C65 1992    在架上    30520020390671
 人社中心  JC336 C65    在架上    30560400146327
 近史所郭廷以圖書館  306.2 C678    在架上    30550100207750
說明 xxi, 771 pages ; 24 cm
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系列 Studies in contemporary German social thought
Studies in contemporary German social thought
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 605-743) and index
In this major contribution to contemporary political theory, Jean Cohen and Andrew Arato argue that the concept of civil society articulates a contested terrain in the West that could become a primary locus for the expansion of democracy and rights. In recent years, "civil society" has become the catchall term used to invoke everything that totalitarian governments suppress, yet it has a curiously ambiguous status in liberal democracies. To some, it indicates simply what the West already has and lacks any critical potential with regard to the injustices and dysfunctions of democratic society. To others, it is a holdover from early forms of political philosophy that are irrelevant to modern complex societies. Civil Society and Political Theory challenges both of these views. Its thorough, cogent analysis demonstrates the modernity and the normative/critical relevance of the concept to all types of contemporary societies. The book is in three parts. Part I reviews the dramatic reemergence of the discourse of civil society in Europe and Latin America and provides a history of the concept that takes Hegel's masterful synthesis as its starting point. Part II analyzes four modern critiques of the concept in the work of Hannah Arendt, Carl Schmitt, Reinhart Koselleck, Jurgen Habermas, Michel Foucault, and Niklas Luhmann. Part III offers a reconstruction of the concept of civil society based in part on Habermas's discourse ethics. Its four theoretical chapters form a bridge between theory and politics, answering the critiques of part II and focusing on the key roles of social movements and civil disobedience
The Contemporary revival of civil society -- Conceptual history and theoretical synthesis -- Theoretical development in the twentieth century -- The Normative critique: Hannah Arendt -- The Historicist critique: Carl Schmitt, Reinhart Koselleck, and J赲gen Habermas -- The Genealogical critique: Michel Foucault -- The Systems-theoretic critique: Niklas Luhmann -- Discourse ethics and civil society -- Social theory and civil society -- Social movements and civil society -- Civil disobedience and civil society
主題 Civil society
Civil society -- History
Alt Author Arato, Andrew
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