Civil Society and
Democratic Citizenship Report from the
Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy at the University of Maryland (Summer, 1998);
contains articles by (among others) Robert Wuthnow, Nancy Rosenblum, and Jean Cohen.
Civil Society Symposium from
The New Democrat (March/April, 1995 -- a publication of the Democrat Leadership
Council); contains papers by (among others) Will Marshall, Benjamin Barber, and Harry
The Tocqueville Files Series of
articles in The American Prospect addressing Putnam's thesis that there has been
a pervasive decline in voluntary association and mutual trust among Americans; included
are articles by (among others) William Galston, Theda Skocpol, Wendy
Greeley, and Robert Putnam.
Idea of a Civil Society Papers presented at
a November, 1991 conference sponsored by the National Humanities Center (in North
Carolina) on the present and future of the idea of a civil society; included are papers by
Conor Cruise O'Brien, Eduardo Rabossi and Bronislaw
Links on Civil Society Resources focusing
on civil society and development issues available on ELDIS (Electronic Development and
Environment Information System -- a database and directory service based at the Institute
of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK).
False Dawn of Civil Society"
Article by David Rieff arguing (roughly) that the idea of civil
society is largely an ideological cover for advancing the agenda of
global capitalism, published in the February 22, 1999 issue of The
Again: Civil Society Article by Thomas Carothers
(published in Foreign Policy, Winter, 1999-2000) that reviews
and criticizes some of the more utopian claims made by civil society
theorists and activists.
A website "published by CIVITAS, an international,
non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting civic education and civil
society" and with the support of the U.S. Information Agency and the American
Federation of Teachers, among other organizations. The site contains a journal, forums,
educational materials and other resources.
Center for the Culture and Politics of Democracy Benjamin Barber's
research institute at Rutgers University. "The Center is committed to combining
empirical studies of democratic institutions and behavior with normative criticism. The
aim: to anchor democratic theory in concrete findings and at the same time subject
democratic practice to the scrutiny of theory." (NOTE: this Web site is part of the
Civic Practices Network Web site.)
Center for Civic Education The Center's mission
is "to promote informed, responsible participation in civic life by citizens
committed to values and principles fundamental to American constitutional democracy."
Contains links, publications, curricular materials and other resources.
Communitarian Network The Communitarian Network is a coalition of individuals and organizations who
have come together to shore up the moral, social, and political environment,
believing that individual liberties depend upon the bolstering of the foundations
of civil society, our families, schools, and neighborhoods.
Center for Civil
Society International CCSI is an
information clearinghouse focused on publicizing creative collaborations between voluntary
organizations in the the West and new third sector organizations emerging in the new
independent states (NIS) that succeeded the collapse of the Soviet Union.
is project of The American Prospect magazine and offers
content and links covering national policy and politics, including
the civil society debate.
Exchange: Strong Democracy in Cyberspace Civic
Exchange is an electronic democracy project directed
by Benjamin Barber (Rutgers) and Beth Noveck (Yale Law School)
and aims to build a deliberative web site that will facilitate
lively and self-governing political discourse on the Internet.
Links -- Best guide to Internet philosophy resources.
Best guide to Internet philosophy resources.
Noesis: Philosophical Research Online -- Search engine specializing
in philosophical essays, lectures, reviews and other resources available on the Web. -- Search engine specializing
in philosophical essays, lectures, reviews and other resources available on the Web.
Research Base -- Excellent research tool, with large
collection of links focusing mainly on Continental philosophy.