Civil Society: Theories, Contexts, and Experiences, by Kazem Alamdari

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Civil Society: Theories, Contexts, and Experiences, a Tavaana exclusive book by sociologist and Tavaana instructor Kazem Alamdari, provides an overview of major theories and conflicting definitions of what has constituted  “civil society” and examines the structural prerequisites for the emergence and growth of a civil society. Civil Society features case studies highlighting the development of civil societies and civic action historically. The book discusses the role of civil society in shaping, maintaining, and protecting democracy, exploring the relationship between civic institutions and social movements.

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Kazem Alamdari
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