Civil Society and Government

Nancy L. Rosenblum and Charles H. T. Lesch

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 Government

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This article investigates the relation and connection between civil society and government. It explains civil society and government have their own conceptual and institutional histories, and each of these histories has a foot in both political theory and social and political developments. It describes shifting boundaries of civil society-government relations and underscores the potentially transformative move towards partnerships that reach into areas that were previously marked out as separate terrains.

Keywords: civil society; government; political theory; social developments; political developments

Article.  5774 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Political Theory

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