NGOs, Civil Society and Structural Changes

Authors: Kutay, Acar

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  • Reviews naturalist and modernist approaches to civil society and NGOs
  • Unpacks different narratives over civil society in order to explain how those narratives influence the actions of social actors
  • Examines how new patterns of rule and neoliberalism organize civil society
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This book suggests that our notions of civil society have undergone radical changes—including structural changes in the nature of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs). Such massive structural changes greatly problematize the older liberal view of a simple split between state and civil society actors which nonetheless remains dominant in much of social and political sciences. The author argues that the naturalist and behaviorist approaches to civil society occlude the fact that citizens increasingly live within a particular and highly contestable way of imagining and constructing civil society. The book shows that changes in how civil society is conceptualized and organized around new practices, might mark radically new conceptions of the state that are ideologically neo-liberal and subtle in the ways they disempower ordinary citizens. 

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Acar Kutay Department of Political Science and Public Administration, IstanbulKent University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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“They may be ridiculed by neo-liberals as ineffective and threatened by authoritarian governments who want to work through them, but this book rightly celebrates NGOs as the symbolic expression of Civil Society”. (Iver B. Neumann, co-author (with Ole Jacob Sending) of Governing the Global Polity (University of Michigan, 2010))

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
NGOs, Civil Society and Structural Changes
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-71862-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-71862-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-71861-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VII, 219
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
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