Civil Society and Political Theory
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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 157.48 x 218.44 x 43.18mm | 1,043.26g
  • MIT Press Ltd
  • MIT Press
  • Cambridge, Mass., United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0262531216
  • 9780262531214
  • 583,504

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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.show more

About Jean L. Cohen

Andrew Arato is Professor of Sociology at the New School for Social Research.show more

Review quote

"Cohen and Arato provide a wonderfully illuminating and detailed account of the civil society argument as it has developed in Europe. And then they turn that argument into a critical theory of American society or, more generally, of liberal democracy -- pointing the way toward a more effectively and pervasively democratic liberalism." Michael Walzershow more