Civil Society and Political Theory

Civil Society and Political Theory

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In this first serious work on the theory of civil society to appear in many years, Jean Cohen and Andrew Arato contend that the concept of civil society articulates a contested terrain in the West that could become the primary locus for the expansion of democracy and rights.

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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 800 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 44mm | 1,247g
  • MIT Press
  • Cambridge, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • 0262531216
  • 9780262531214
  • 726,753

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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.
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"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 Walzer
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About Jean L. Cohen

Jean L. Cohen is Associate Professor of Political Theory at Columbia University. Andrew Arato is Professor of Sociology at the New School for Social Research.
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