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Civil Society: Concepts, Challenges, Contexts

Essays in Honor of Helmut K. Anheier

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  • Presents a tribute to Helmut K. Anheier, pioneer of nonprofit and civil society studies

  • Provides a unique combination of nonprofit and civil society perspectives

  • Discusses the role and place of civil society in democracies

Part of the book series: Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies (NCSS)

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Table of contents (30 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Civil Society Concepts, Challenges, and Contexts: An Introduction to Helmut Anheier’s Festschrift

    • Michael Hoelscher, Regina A. List, Alexander Ruser, Stefan Toepler
    Pages 1-12
  3. Charting Global Challenges

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 187-187
    2. Global Civil Society in Retreat: Is It Cyclical or Existential?

      • Éva Kuti, Miklós Marschall
      Pages 205-215

About this book

This volume is a collection of original essays prepared by colleagues, collaborators, and former students on the occasion of Helmut K. Anheier’s 65th birthday and retirement from the University of Heidelberg. An internationally recognized pioneer of nonprofit and civil society studies, Anheier focused his work on providing clarity around (1) civil society, local and global, observing its origins and trajectory and developing theories to explain it; (2) the nonprofit sector and institutions within and extending from it, including nonprofit organizations, philanthropy and social investment; and (3) culture as it relates to democracy and back to civil society. The essays in this volume refer to these concepts and position them in the context of developments over the last two to three decades. 

The volume is arranged in three sections. The first section comprises essays that elucidate concepts and probe theories in the field. The second section presents chapters discussing current global challenges and trends in the focal areas. The third and final section then comprises country and regional case studies illustrating important aspects of the global challenges or theoretical issues of the two preceding sections.

A fascinating and up-to-date overview of key issues and trends in civil society and nonprofit research by an international collection of eminent scholars in these fields, this book will be attractive to civil society and nonprofit sector researchers as well as a broader academic community of political scientists, sociologists, economists, and cultural experts.

Keywords

  • Civil society
  • Non-profit sector
  • Helmut Anheier
  • Democracy
  • NGO
  • CSO
  • Foundations
  • Global civil society
  • Culture
  • Shrinking space
  • Populism
  • Authoritarianism

Editors and Affiliations

  • German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, Speyer, Germany

    Michael Hoelscher

  • Hamburg, Germany

    Regina A. List

  • University of Agder, Kristiansand, Norway

    Alexander Ruser

  • George Mason University, Arlington, USA

    Stefan Toepler

About the editors

​​Michael Hoelscher is Professor of Higher Education and Research Management at the University of Speyer, Germany. 

Regina A. List is an independent writer, editor and consultant based in Hamburg, Germany. 

Alexander Ruser is Professor of Sociology at University of Agder in Kristiansand, Norway. 

Stefan Toepler is Professor of Nonprofit Studies in the Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University in Virginia, USA.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Civil Society: Concepts, Challenges, Contexts

  • Book Subtitle: Essays in Honor of Helmut K. Anheier

  • Editors: Michael Hoelscher, Regina A. List, Alexander Ruser, Stefan Toepler

  • Series Title: Nonprofit and Civil Society Studies

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-98008-5

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2022

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-98007-8

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-98008-5

  • Series ISSN: 1568-2579

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXVI, 494

  • Number of Illustrations: 20 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Social Policy, Industries, Business Ethics, Social Policy

Buying options

eBook
USD 119.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-98008-5
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book
USD 159.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)