Modernity, Late Development and Civil Society

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


From a sociological point of view, modernity can be regarded as the social situation that became dominant in Western Europe after the English Industrial and the French Revolutions. It entailed an unprecedented social mobilization of human and non-human resources as the pronounced localism of the traditional post-medieval community was broken up and superseded by the creation of national arenas on the economic, political and cultural levels.


Civil Society Trade Union Late Development Balance Growth State Apparatus 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1998
Selection and editorial matter © Lars Rudebeck, Olle Törnquist and Virgilio Rojas 1996, 1998 Text © Macmillan Press Ltd 1998

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