Markets and Civil Society: The European Experience in Comparative Perspective

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Victor Pérez-Díaz
Berghahn Books, Jul 30, 2009 - History - 278 pages
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The nature of the currently emerging European society, which includes the economic and social transformation of Eastern and Central European countries, has been hotly debated. At its center is the relationship between markets and civil society within political and social contexts. The contributors to this volume offer perspectives from various disciplines (the social sciences, conceptual history, law, economics) and from several European countries in order to explore the ways in which markets influence various forms of civil society, such as individual freedom, social cohesion, economic effectiveness and democratic governance, and influence the construction of a civil society in a broader sense.

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Part IMarkets Civil Society and Politics
25
Chapter 1Markets as Conversations
27
Chapter 2An Entrepreneurial Theory of Social and Culture Chance
77
Chapter 3Civil Society Elements in European Court Systems
104
Chapter 4Dispute Resolution Systems and Global Markets
132
Part IICivil Society in Transitions to Market Economies and Liberal Polities
149
Chapter 5Consumer Credit and Society in Transition Countries
151
Chapter 6The Politics of Civic Cominations
179
Chapter 7Informal Internediaries and Civic Organizations in StateBusiness Relationships in Russia
202
Chapter 8Entrepreneurs Consumers and Civility
222
Chapter 9Conclusions and Suggestions for Further Research
240
Index
254
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Victor Pérez-Díaz received his Ph D from Harvard University and is now Professor of Sociology at the Complutense University of Madrid and Director of the ASP Research Center. He has been a visiting professor of government at Harvard University, MIT, University of California at San Diego, the SciencesPo, and New York University. His recent books include The Return Of Civil Society (Harvard, 1993), Spain at the Crossroads (Harvard, 1999), and La Lezione Spagnola (Il Mulino, 2003).

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