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Civil Society

A Reader in History, Theory and Global Politics

Editors: Trentmann, F., Hall, John (Eds.)

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About this book

In the last two decades, civil society has re-emerged as a popular notion amongst academics and politicians alike. John A. Hall and Frank Trentmann provide the first critical selection of texts on the evolution of civil society as a seminal and hotly debated idea from the seventeenth century to the present. Combining European texts with global debates about civil society, including texts about Islam, China, and human rights, this critical edition is essential reading for students and academics in history, sociology, politics, and international relations as well as social activists interested in civil society today.

About the authors

JOHN A. HALL is Dean of Arts and James McGill Professor of Sociology at McGill University Montreal. His books include Civil Society: Theory, History, Comparison (editor), Power and Liberties, and Is America Breaking Apart? (with Charles Lindholm).

FRANK TRENTMANN is Senior Lecturer in History at Birkbeck College, University of London, and Director of the Cultures of Consumption Programme. His publications include Paradoxes of Civil Society (editor) and Markets in Historical Contexts: Ideas and Politics in the Modern World (co-editor with Mark Bevir).

Reviews

'Frank Trentmann and John Hall rescue the concept of civil society from hazy approbration and lazy usage. By inserting contestation, complexity and change into the past and present of the concept, in theory and in practice, in west and the rest, their selection of texts is an indispensable starting point for thinking about civil society.' - Professor Martin Daunton, Master of Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge

'The editors wear their erudition lightly, but their masterful editing of over seventy contributors creates a vibrant conversation. The volume succeeds because of their wisdom and intellectual creativity.' - Deborah Davis, Professor of Sociology, Yale University, USA


Buy this book

Hardcover $109.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4039-1542-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.
Softcover $79.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4039-1543-6
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.

Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Civil Society
Book Subtitle
A Reader in History, Theory and Global Politics
Editors
  • F. Trentmann
  • John Hall
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1542-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-1543-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 308
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