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The politics of civil society

Frederick Powell

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2007 | ISBN: 9781861347640
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303947 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781861347640.001.0001
The politics of civil society

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This book offers a wide-ranging analysis of recent shifts in the ideas and paradigms that underpin social policy. Since the 1980s the renaissance of civil society has introduced new ideas about the nature of power, citizenship, and human rights, which radically challenge the dominance of the state, the power of professionals, and the welfare system itself. The book traces the historical roots of these apparent changes and movements, demonstrates in detail their often paradoxical results, and speculates about the whole future of social policy.

Keywords: social policy; civil society; power; citizenship; human rights; state; professionals; welfare system

Book.  264 pages. 

Subjects: Organizations

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Introduction in The politics of civil society

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The renaissance of civil society in The politics of civil society

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Civic virtue and social reform in The politics of civil society

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Rights talk and moral protest in The politics of civil society

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The Velvet Revolutions in The politics of civil society

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Faith, state and charity in The politics of civil society

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Chasing the Zeitgeist in The politics of civil society

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