Publication details

Civil Society Representing and Represented



Year of publication 2014
Type Chapter of a book
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Social Studies

Description The revolutionary rhetoric of 1989 postulated civil society as both, the ultimate goal of revolutionary transformation (a catchword for a truly democratic society) and the key vehicle to achieving that goal. The germs of what was to be achieved had to be identified in present personal qualities, human relations, and organizational forms. This soon led to a discursive differentiation between the civil and the non-civil, and thus to formation of new division lines in the post-revolutionary social-cultural environment. The text identifies the key sources, forms and implications of this process, and it especially focuses on the social-cultural conflict emerging along with the attempts to equate civil society and civicness with institutionalization of non-government organizations and the non-profit sector.