The demise of Communism has not only affected Eastern Europe but also the countries of the West where a far-reaching examination of political and economic systems has begun. This collection of essays by internationally renowned scholars of political theory from Europe and the United States explores both the concept and the reality of civil society and its institutions.
Part I: The Concept of Civil Society
Part II: The Communitarian Approach
Part III: Economic Policy and Social Justice
Part IV: The Internationalization of Politics and Economics and the Challenge of Nationalism, Immigration and Minority Conflict
Part V: European Socialism and American SocialReform
Contributors: M. Walzer, T. Nardin, J. Cohen, K. Nielsen, T. Strong, J. Elshtain, A. Etzioni, W.Galston, T. Pinkard, P. Selznick, O. Kallscheuer, E. Altvater, J. Faux, O. Hahn, J. Strasser, G.Frankenberg, W. Sullivan, P. Glotz, M. Cohen, E. Hobsbawm, A. Wolfe, M. Hajek, N.Birnbaum, C. Mouffe, D. Motchane and J. Santamaria