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Civil Society

Elaine Y.M. Chan

in Contemporary Hong Kong Government and Politics

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9789888139477
eISBN:
9789882208681
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888139477.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter studies the characteristics of civil society in Hong Kong including its general features, and the functions, contributions, and shortfalls of civil society organizations and social ... More


Socio-Legal Factors Influencing US and EU Law and Policymaking

Cinnamon Piñon Carlarne

in Climate Change Law and Policy: EU and US Perspectives

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199553419
eISBN:
9780191594984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199553419.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law, Private International Law

Questions of how and why the EU and the US are responding to climate change and what socio-political factors drive these choices remain underexplored. To better understand convergences and ... More


Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges

Stephen Chiu and Siu Lun Wong (eds)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083497
eISBN:
9789882209107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The relationship between government and society in Hong Kong has become an intensely debated topic as the complexities of governance grow and the old strategies of consensus building without genuine ... More


Hegel and the “Bourgeois-Christian World”

Steven B. Smith

in Modernity and Its Discontents: Making and Unmaking the Bourgeois from Machiavelli to Bellow

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780300198393
eISBN:
9780300220988
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198393.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

Hegel represents the apotheosis of the bourgeois world of early modernity in its confidence and optimism. His image of civil society, or burgerliche Gesellschaft, was the site of the rule of law, the ... More


Involving civil society in EU governance: The consultation regime of the European Commission

Christine Quittkat and Beate Kohler-Koch

in De-Mystification of Participatory Democracy: EU-Governance and Civil Society

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674596
eISBN:
9780191756221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674596.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

Over the years, the European Commission has intensified cooperation with social actors. This chapter gives an account of the shifting aims and patterns of civil society consultations and of newly ... More


Self Realization

Simine Short

in Locomotive to Aeromotive: Octave Chanute and the Transportation Revolution

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036316
eISBN:
9780252093326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036316.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Octave Chanute's search for accomplishments beyond a successful career. While the engineering profession gave him administrative experience, personal contacts, and status, he ... More


The balancing act of European civil society: Between professionalism and grass roots

Beate Kohler-Koch and Vanessa Buth

in De-Mystification of Participatory Democracy: EU-Governance and Civil Society

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674596
eISBN:
9780191756221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674596.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The democratic quality of civil society input cannot be deduced from the analysis of their participation in EU governance. Rather, it is necessary to know whom they represent. The chapter scrutinizes ... More


Civil society and democracy in the EU: High expectations under empirical scrutiny

Beate Kohler-Koch

in De-Mystification of Participatory Democracy: EU-Governance and Civil Society

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674596
eISBN:
9780191756221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674596.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The opening chapter elucidates the theoretical foundations of the book. The author presents in a nutshell the core concepts – democracy, civil society, participation – and how they are used to ... More


State-market realignment in post-crises east asia: From GNP developmentalism to welfare developmentalism?

Alvin Y. So and Stephen Wing-kai Chiu

in Repositioning the Hong Kong Government: Social Foundations and Political Challenges

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9789888083497
eISBN:
9789882209107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888083497.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Using theoretical framework expounded by Evans in Chapter 1, this chapter examines how a classic developmental state – South Korea – has, in the wake of the 1997-8 Asian financial crisis, transformed ... More


Governing with the European civil society

Beate Kohler-Koch

in De-Mystification of Participatory Democracy: EU-Governance and Civil Society

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199674596
eISBN:
9780191756221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199674596.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

The second chapter gives an account of how and why the ideas of civil society participation and participatory democracy became prominent in the EU. In less than a decade, actors which previously were ... More


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