Civil Society and Political Theory Paperback – Mar 29 1994
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"Cohen and Arato provide a wonderfully illuminating and detailed account of the civil society argument as it has developed in Europe. And then they turn that argument into a critical theory of American society or, more generally, of liberal democracy -- pointing the way toward a more effectively and pervasively democratic liberalism." Michael Walzer
About the Author
Jean L. Cohen is Associate Professor of Political Theory at Columbia University.
Andrew Arato is Professor of Sociology at the New School for Social Research.
Inside This Book(Learn More)
It would not be an exaggeration to say that the debate between elite and participatory models of democracy has been going around in circles ever since Schumpeter threw down the gauntlet to the normativists in 1942. Read the first page
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