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Civil Society and Empire: Ireland and Scotland in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World (Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and Histo)

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James Livesey traces the origins of the modern conception of civil society—an ideal of collective life between the family and politics—not to England or France, as many of his predecessors have done, but to the provincial societies of Ireland and Scotland in the eighteenth century. Livesey shows how civil society was first invented as an idea of renewed community for the provincial and defeated elites in the provinces of the British Empire and how this innovation allowed them to enjoy liberty without directly participating in the empires governance, until the limits of the concept were revealed.

 

The concept of civil society continues to have direct relevance for contemporary political theory and action. Livesey demonstrates how western governments, for example, have appealed to the values of civil society in their projections of power in Bosnia and Iraq. Civil society has become an object central to current ideological debate, and this book offers a thought-provoking discussion of its beginnings, objectives, and current nature.

About the Author

James Livesey has taught at Trinity College Dublin and Harvard University and is Reader at the University of Sussex.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780300139020
Author:
Livesey, James
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Author:
Livesey, James Gerard
Subject:
History
Subject:
Civil society
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Great Britain Politics and government.
Subject:
Civil society - Great Britain - History -
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Europe - Ireland
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and Histo
Publication Date:
20090931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 1.3 lb

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Ireland » General
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » General
History and Social Science » World History » Ireland

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