The Reemergence of Civil Society in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union
Civil society is a key concept in the debate arising from the recent turmoil in Eastern Europe and the USSR. Here the views of Eastern scholars and activists are contrasted with those of Western academics on the definition, origins and function of civil society within a nation's public life.
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Introduction Zbigniew Rau
Human Nature Social Engineering and
The Nature of Society and Social Conflict as Depicted
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