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The Revival of Civil Society

Global and Comparative Perspectives

  • Michael G. Schechter

Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Civil Society and Globalization: The Investigation of Contested Concepts

  3. The Multiple and Evolving Meanings of Civil Society and Globalization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Michael G. Schechter
      Pages 61-101
  4. Globalization and Civil Society: Global and Comparative Case-Studies

  5. Lessons from the Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 241-241
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-255

About this book


What is meant by the concept of civil society? Why do some equate it with liberal democracy, while others think it simply a guise for a market economy? Who benefits from globalization and who loses out? Can civil society prosper in an era of globalization? Can global civil society restrain some of the negative consequences of economic globalization? Through a series of unique case studies and theoretical inquiries, this volume provides a set of concrete answers to questions such as these.


community democracy economy globalization market economy Nation political economy Transnational

Editors and affiliations

  • Michael G. Schechter
    • 1
  1. 1.James Madison CollegeMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA

About the editors

NORMAN A. GRAHAM Professor, James Madison College, Michigan State University LOUIS D. HUNT Assistant Professor, James Madison College, Michigan State University OKECHUKWU C. IHEDURU Assistant Professor, James Madison College, Michigan State University FOLKE LINDAHL Assistant Professor, James Madison College, Michigam State University ALBELARDO MOLRALES-GAMBOA Researcher and Professor associated with Facultad Latinoamericana de Ciencias Sociales (FLASCO) in Costa Rica JUAN PABLO PÉREZ SAINZ Researcher, FLASCO, Cost Rica KIMBERLY STANTON Program Officer, Program on Peace and International Cooperation, John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation JONAS ZONINSEIN Associate Professor of International Relations, James Madison College, Michigan State University

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'The book contains many interesting and useful insights... any serious student of civil society should read this book.' - Barry Knight, Secretary to the Foundation for Civil Society, Alliance