The Essential Civil Society Reader: Classic Essays in the American Civil Society Debate

By: Editor-Don E. Eberly

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VERY GOOD+ No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Gently read. . . . . . . . . .. Around the world politicians and intellectuals seek to restore civil society by cultivating stronger public ethics and social institutions. This text presents classic writings of leading scholars and organizers who have brought the civil society debate to the forefront. . . . . . . . TABLE OF CONTENTS: PART I: Introduction and overview: 1.) The meaning, origins, and applications of civil society by Don E. Eberly ------ PART II: Civil society theory: 2.) The quest for community: a study in the ethics of order and freedom by Robert Nisbet -- 3.) Whose keeper?: social science and moral obligation by Alan Wolfe -- 4.) The good society: we live through our institutions by Robert N. Bellah -- 5.) The demoralization of society : what's wrong with the civil society by Gertrude Himmelfarb -- 6.) Democracy on trial: the role of civil society in sustaining democratic values by Jean Bethke Elshtain -- 7.) Communitarianism and the moral dimension by Amitai Etzioni ------ PART III: Community as a generator of social capital: 8.) To empower people: from state to civil society by Peter A. Berger and Richard John Neuhaus -- 9.) Professionalized services: disabling help for communities and citizens by John L. McKnight -- 10.) Culture, incentives, and the underclass by James Q. Wilson -- 11.) The urban church: faith, outreach, and the inner-city poor by John J. DiIulio Jr ------ PART IV: Civil society: civic trust, social authority: 12.) The lost city : the case for social authority by Alan Ehrenhalt -- 13.) Trust: the social virtues and the creation of prosperity by Francis Fukuyama ------ PART V: Civil society and the democratic state: 14.) Democracy's discontent: the procedural republic by Michael J. Sandel -- 15.) Rights talk: the impoverishment of political discourse by Mary Ann Glendon -- 16.) The progressive assault of civic community by William A. Schambra -- 17.) Individualism, liberalism, and democratic civic society by William A. Galston -- 18.) American exceptionalism revisited: the role of civil society by Daniel Bell -- 19.) Politics, morality, and civility by Vaclav Havel.

Title: The Essential Civil Society Reader: Classic Essays in the American Civil Society Debate

Author Name: Editor-Don E. Eberly

Categories: Politics,

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers: 2000

ISBN Number: 0847697193

ISBN Number 13: 9780847697199

Size: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Used - Very Good

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