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Global civil society: myth or reality?

Frederick Powell

in The politics of civil society

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/9781861347640.003.0009
Global civil society: myth or reality?

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This chapter analyses the idea of ‘the social’ in a globalised world. It explores the challenges to civil society of world poverty, as a global social policy issue. It discusses how conservative restoration is composed of a loose alliance of forces that range from neoliberals dedicated to the promotion of antinomian values to evangelical religions seeking to reimpose through fanatical theology, medieval values and the Raputre myth.

Keywords: Rapture myth; social; globalised world; civil society; poverty; social policy; neoliberals; medieval values

Chapter.  8616 words. 

Subjects: Organizations

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