Since the beginning of the 1990’s, civil society has been defined in a variety of ways as; a normatively privileged site of communication and ‘the public sphere’, a resource for democratization processes and social cohesion safeguarding the common good, as well as a provider of welfare services from a welfare state in dire straits. However, such a view of civil society as a privileged sphere outside of the state and the market, predominant in both political discourse and academic debates, upholds a sharp distinction between the three sectors with each their inherent separate and distinct logic. In contradiction to this, this article claims that civil society is not a pre-existing or given sector. Instead, it argues that civil society as an empirical location, with boundaries separating it from state and market, is produced through conceptual, organisational and donation practices.
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|Published - 2018
|The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018: Improving Lives - Chicago, United States
Duration: 10 Aug 2018 → 14 Aug 2018
Conference number: 78
|The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018
|10/08/2018 → 14/08/2018