CIVIL SOCIETY: INTERNAT'L & COMP. PERSP. (PO5012)

“Civil society” is one of the more elusive entries in the social science lexicon, and not a few have argued that we could do well without it. In a critical but appreciative spirit, this seminar introduces to the various meanings and uses that have been attributed to, or made of, civil society across time and national contexts. A constant in its various meanings is the reference to an elementary capacity of social self-organization beyond states and markets. This has made civil society an attractive alternative to diminished states and unfettered markets in the era of globalization, interestingly for the political left and right alike.

Code: 
PO5012
Name: 
CIVIL SOCIETY: INTERNAT'L & COMP. PERSP.
Discipline: 
PO (Politics)
Type: 
Regular
Level: 
Graduate
Credits: 
4
Can be taken twice for credit?: 
No
Pre-requisites: 
Major=MA: Diplomacy and International Law OR Major=MA: International Affairs OR Major=MA: Int'l Affairs, Conflict Res & Civ Society Dev
Co-requisites: 
None