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one The renaissance of civil society I Civil society, democracy and the public sphere 2 The politics of the present 5 Social policy, civil society and the welfare state 6 Active citizenship and civil society I I Civil society and the 'third sector' 14 Strong democracy: beyond political zoology 16 Postmodernity or anti-modernity? 18 Globalisation, conservatism and civil society 22 Conclusion 24 two Modernity, civil society and civic virtue 27 Power, virtue and humanism 28 The theology of charity 31 Medicine, charity and poverty 34 Vagrancy, punishment and deterrence 36 The politics of poverty 38 Democracy, civil society and political ideology 40 Utopian socialism, mutualism and communitarianism 42 Marx:'the Machiavelli of the proletariat' 44 Fabian socialism, civic virtue and social policy 47 Philanthropy, active citizenship and social reform 49 Social crusading, anti-slavery and civil society 52 The ideology of voluntarism: private versus public welfare 54 Civil society, counter-publics and cafd society 55 Associative democracy, civil society and collective self-help 58 Conclusion 60 three Civic virtue and social reform 63 Modernism and the quest for social justice 63 The American Revolution and unknown civil society: birthing social movements 65 Liberty, equality and civil society 68 Civil society: the right to associate 69 The French Revolution, social policy and civil society 70 German civil society, the emergence of a public sphere 72 Russia, modernisation and civil society 74 Socialism and welfare: a Faustian bargain or utopian ideal? 75 Socialising the state: welfare and social reform 77 The fusion of civil society and state 80 Conclusion 85 four Nietzsche's revenge: totalitarianism and civil society 87 The politics of totalitarianism 88 Totalitarian communitarianism and ideological virtue 89 Nazi charity, national community and confessional politics 94 'Community aliens' and populist authoritarianism 101 Pogrom, civil society and anti-Semitism 102 Associationalism, dis-welfare and genocide 106 Conclusion 108 five Rights talk and moral protest I I I Human rights, civil society and global cosmopolitanism I12 The welfare state and human rights 114 New social movements, civil society and cultural politics 115 Human rights, democracy and Chartism 118 Peace, planetary politics and moral protest 120 Green social policy, sustainable development and citizen participation 125 Moral voices, new subjectives and reflective citizenship 126 Multiculturalism, social movements and welfare 131 Poor people's movements 133 Conclusion 137 six TheVelvet Revolutions 139 The politics of the Velvet Revolutions 140 Poland: the Solidarity ethos 145 The Czech experience 148 Hungary: the marginalisation of civil society 152 Slovenia: an atypical case 153 The dual culture of the Eastern European transition 154 Civil society in Western Europe: resituating the welfare state 155 Conclusion 164 seven Faith, state and charity 165 Conservatism and civic virtue 166 Religious virtue and compassionate conservatism 169 Neoconservatism: the end of welfare in America 174 Rapture: the credo of cultural conservatism 175 Faith-based charity in America: resacralising society 178 Faith-friendly politics in the United Kingdom: pluralist or segregationist? 181 A new theology of power? 185 Conclusion 186 eight Global civil society: myth or reality? 189 Civil society, globalisation and the state: the NGO-isation of the public sphere 190 Poverty, global civil society and international aid 195 Global civil society and NGOs 197 Anti-globalisation and world development 199 Politics, advocacy think tanks and philanthropic foundations 203 World poverty, social policy and Poor Law politics 207 Conclusion 209 nine Chasing the Zeitgeist 211 Postmodernity, citizenship and change 212 Social capital: the new traditionalism? 214 Social partnership and civil society 216 Citizenship, co-production and the welfare state 218 Conclusion 222 References 225 Index 239