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Description - Civil Society by John A. Hall

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781403915436
ISBN-10: 1403915431
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 317
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave USA
Publish Date: 29-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - John A. Hall

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).

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