Introduction: Civil Society and the Geometry of Human Relations

Michael Edwards

in The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780195398571
Published online May 2012 | | DOI:

Series: Oxford Handbooks

 Introduction: Civil Society and the Geometry of Human Relations

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This article discusses the importance of civil society in the study of the geometry of human relations. It explains that civil society offers malleable framework through which to examine the geometry of human relations and it sheds light on the changing geometry of human relations by frames and spaces in which the agency and imagination of individuals can be combined to address the key issues of the day. This article also discusses the rise and fall, the forms, and norms and achievements of civil society.

Keywords: civil society; human relations; frames and spaces; forms; norms; achievements

Article.  5487 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy

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