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Civil Society in Question

by Jamie Swift

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published: Apr 1999
ISBN:9781896357249
publisher: Between the Lines
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In this concise, critical study of civil society, Jamie Swift sketches the history of the concept from its roots in the eighteenth century, to the present. Swift looks at its practical application in specific cases, such as Canada's Victorian Order of Nurses, and with community-based groups in South Asia (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh). He examines the relationship between voluntarism, the state, politics, and the market, and considers the motives and priorities of those using the term today.

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Jamie Swift

Kingston writer Jamie Swift is the author of numerous books. He works on social justice issues for the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul and lectures at the Smith School of Business at Queen’s University.
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Jamie Swift is the author of several books on politics, history, and social justice.

Editorial Review

This book is not for the politically faint-of-heart; the material can be fairly dense.yet for those willing to wade through, there are numerous moments of insight, along with remarkable stories of "third world" victories over megaprojects and colonial exploitation.

— Quill and Quire

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