In Search of Civil Society
By (author) Nicholas Deakin
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In Search of Civil Society by Nicholas Deakin
Book DescriptionCivil society as a concept is currently much discussed in the political arena and now frequently referred to in academic texts. But what does it mean in practice and how does it relate to more familiar ideas like voluntary action? This book explores the connections between the two, and provides a wide range of examples of situations in which civil society has provided an arena for voluntary association and action which has had a real impact on events at local, national and, latterly, the global level.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333912799
(216mm x 138mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 31-Oct-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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In Search of Civil Society, Hardback (October 2001)
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Contracting for Change, Hardback (July 1997)
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Enterprise Culture and the Inner City, Hardback (May 1993)» View all books by Nicholas Deakin
Offers a vigorous and critical investigation of government policy for inner city regeneration during the 1980s and 90s, and in light of Canary Wharf, presents a credible prediction for the future (or lack of) of the inner city.
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Author Biography - Nicholas Deakin
NICHOLAS DEAKIN was Professor of Social Policy and Administration at Birmingham University for twenty years, and has published widely on urban policy and voluntary sector issues. He is currently a Visiting Professor at the Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics.
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