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Description - Civil Society Exposed by Maha Abdelrahman

Is the concept of civil society relevant to social and political change? What is the role of its most well-known agents, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), in promoting emancipatory projects? Maha Abdelrahman analyses the empirical case of Egyptian 'civil society' in order to ascertain whether the experience of civil society organisations, and of NGOs in particular, validates the contention prevalent in academic and policy circles that civil society is the main engine for social and political transformation. The author concludes that civil society, far from constituting this engine, is a politically contested terrain characterised by authoritarian and repressive tendencies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781850435815
ISBN-10: 1850435812
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co Ltd.
Publish Date: 24-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Maha Abdelrahman

Maha M. Abdelrahman in Assistant Professor in Sociology at The American University of Cairo.

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