Civil Society and Equality

Sally Kohn

in The Oxford Handbook of Civil Society

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

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Civil Society and Equality

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This article discusses the relation between civil society and equality. It examines the extent to which equality actually exists in different civil societies and evaluates the commitment and effectiveness of those civil societies in advancing equality more broadly. It investigates whether civil society is equitable and whether a more equitable civil society contribute to a more equitable world. It suggest that the time has for civil society theory to incorporate the central agenda of equality more explicitly by acknowledging the insights that critical theory has to offer, and by embracing the view that only by rigorously advancing equality will civil society play its full role in transforming the world for the better.

Keywords: civil society; equality; critical theory; equitable world; commitment; effectiveness

Article.  5819 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Political Theory

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