First English Edition, Second Printing, 1998. Softcover with bumped foot of spine and lightly creased leading corners. Foot of page block is slightly grubby. Minor bump to head of page block. Slight creasing to upper leading corners of final pages. Faint traces of pencil on half-title page; otherwise pages are clean and tight throughout. T. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The author examines the return of a civil society in Spain. He covers the transition of Spain from a preindustrial economy, an authoritarian government, and a Roman-Catholic-dominated culture to a modern state based on the interaction of economic and class interests, on a market society, on voluntary associations such as trade unions and political parties, and on a culture of moral autonomy and rationality.
Rezension: A humane, subtle, and splendidly informative study of recent Spanish history, with important observations about the critical role of civil society in the political triumphs and failures of other countries. A greatly rewarding and rare example of the complementarity of sociological and historical interpretations of political change. -- Fritz Stern Foreign Affairs The Return of Civil Society...is a book that can only be described as magisterial. It moves easily and successfully along the boundaries of history, political science, and sociology, presenting a carefully crafted argument about the democratization of Spain while reflecting intelligently and provocatively on many other subjects. -- Eusebio Mujal-Leon American Political Science Review A decade from now, when scholars evaluate whether the debate over civil society revised our conventional assumptions, I am confident that Perez-Diaz's book will be mentioned as having moved us closer to our goal. -- Carlos A. Forment Contemporary Sociology
Titel: The Return of Civil Society: The Emergence ...
Verlag: Harvard University Press
Auflage: First Edition.