Download e-book for iPad: Civil Society: 1750-1914 (Studies in European History) by Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

By Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann

'Civil Society' has turn into a scorching subject of discussion within the final twenty years, noticeable by way of many politicians and teachers as a key to attaining democratic renewal. This new learn deals one of many first transnational histories of civil society from the Enlightenment to the good warfare, a interval necessary to figuring out this debate.

Using Alexis de Tocqueville's view at the exceptionalism of yank democracy as his place to begin, Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann argues that American society was once much less unprecedented than Tocqueville indicates, given the passion for voluntary institutions between practitioners of civil society in Britain, France, Germany the Habsburg Empire and Russia. Hoffmann indicates the transference and model of rules and practices of civil society throughout nationwide borders. via putting the stress among 'democracy' and 'civil society' on the centre of the booklet, Hoffmann's account unearths the dilemmas of civil society and offers a concise and incisive advent to at least one of the main strategies in international History.

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