Beyond Tocqueville : civil society and the social capital debate in comparative perspective.
Edited by Bob Edwards, Michael W. Foley, and Mario Diani. Hanover , NH : University Press of New England, c2001. Paperback.xi, 340 p. ; 23 cm. Condition : very good. ISBN 1584651253[KEYWORDS: POLITICS, *, *2013-05 philosophy. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 229345
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The predominant refrain in the debate, following Alexis de Tocqueville's 160-year-old analysis of democracy in America, attaches tremendous importance to the role of voluntary associations in contemporary democracies. Participation in such groups is said to produce social capital, often linked to high levels of social trust. Social capital in turn is conceived as a crucial national resource for promoting collective action for the common good.
Beyond Tocqueville presents 21 varied essays on how civic engagement and political and economic cooperation are generated in contemporary societies, linking theoretical discourse with public policy and actual behaviors.
Vom Verlag: 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 trim. 23 tables. 4 figs. LC 00-012463
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