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Title: Alexis de Tocqueville and Civil Society


1
Alexis de Tocqueville and Civil Society
Lecture by Dr
Christopher Kollmeyer
20 Feb 2007 SO4530
2
What is Civil Society?
  • Concept coined by Adam Ferguson.
  • Scottish philosopher.
  • Key work An Essay of the History of Civil
    Society (1767)
  • Brief definition a network of civic groups that
    indirectly constitute independent sources of
    power within society.

3
European Feudal Order
Monarchy
Economy
Church
Subjects
Subjects
Subjects
Subjects
Subjects
Subjects
4
Liberalism and Civil Society
State
Economy
Civil Society
Citizen
Citizen
Citizen
Citizen
Citizen
Citizen
5
Further Aspects of Civil Society
  • What Civil Society is Not.
  • State --Big Business --Family
  • People may join or leave freely (voluntary
    associations)
  • Associations goals and structures determined by
    its members
  • Political importance mediates between individual
    and societys official sources of power
  • Sociological importance links people to society
    (social capital)
  • Examples churches, political parties, labor
    unions, professional organizations, environmental
    groups, parent-teacher associations, community
    groups, etc.
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