Civil Society and the Market

Simon Zadek

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 the Market

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This article investigates whether civil society can transform markets. It explores the three levels of effects of contemporary forms of civil society action on the behavior of market actors and evaluates their social, environmental, and economic impacts. It describes new economic and geopolitical developments that complicate and enrich the encounter between civil society and the market and re-evaluates the results of these encounters in the light of these new developments.

Keywords: civil society; markets; economic development; geopolitical development; economic impact

Article.  5628 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; Public Policy ; Public Administration

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