Conditions of Liberty: Civil Society and its Rivals (Penguin History)

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A distinguished scholar's provocative analysis of the political forces transforming post-Communist Eastern Europe. What is filling the void left by the fall of Communism in the ex-Soviet Union and Eastern Europe? In this groundbreaking book, one of Europe's most distinguished social anthropologists addresses this question through an examination of the idea of the civil society, which is rooted in the Enlightenment's belief that society can be organized rationally.

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Ernest Gellner is William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology at Cambridge and Professorial Fellow at King's College. For the last three years he has also been Research Professor at the Central European University, Prague.

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Will Islam fill the void left by the recently-collapsed Communism? What are the current rivals to civil society? Gellner provides a fine discourse on various political doctrines and their applications in today's changing Europe, surveying the pros and cons of various institutions and their challenge to democracy. -- Midwest Book Review

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