State and Civil Society: Explorations in Political Theory

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Sage Publications, 1995 - Civil society - 266 pages
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Chandhoke (political science, U. of Delhi) points out the flaws in the conception of civil society in abstraction from the state, positioning her analysis against the state-centric theories of political explanation that have come to dominate the intellectual world since 1970. Of interest to students in political and social theory, political science, sociology, and history, as well as political activists. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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Neera Chandhoke held a professorship in the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. She has been a visiting fellow at the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India; Justitia Amplificata, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany; Centre for Ethics and Global Politics, Luiss University, Rome, Italy; and Centre for Civil Society, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, United Kingdom. She was awarded the Gaetano Mosca Fellowship at the University of Turin, Torino, Italy. She has been a Jawaharlal Nehru National Fellow, and a fellow at the Centre for Contemporary Studies, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Teen Murti Bhawan, New Delhi. She has published on civil society--Democracy and Revolutionary Politics; Contested Secessions: Self-Determination, Democracy and Kashmir; Beyond Secularism: The Rights of Religious Minorities and State and Civil Society: Explorations in Political Theory--and is a regular contributor to academic journals and newspapers. Her interests include reading particularly detective novels, listening to music and watching films.

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