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Japan and the global revival of the 'civil society' idea: contemporaneity and the retreat of criticality

Avenell, Simon


This article examines the pioneering role of Japanese intellectuals in the contemporary (post-1945) global revival of civil society. Although often overlooked or discounted in recent scholarship, Japanese intellectuals were among the first contemporary theorists worldwide to re-conceptualize civil society as a remedy for two of the central problematics of the post-World War II era: the theoretical and practical crisis in Marxism, on the one hand, and the anomie of advanced capitalist...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Japan Forum
DOI: 10.1080/09555803.2011.597510


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