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The politics of civil societyNeoliberalism or Social Left?$
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Frederick Powell

Print publication date: 2007

Print ISBN-13: 9781861347640

Published to Policy Press Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1332/policypress/9781861347640.001.0001

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Global civil society: myth or reality?

Global civil society: myth or reality?

(p.189) Eight Global civil society: myth or reality?
The politics of civil society

Frederick Powell

Policy Press

This chapter analyses the idea of ‘the social’ in a globalised world. It explores the challenges to civil society of world poverty, as a global social policy issue. It discusses how conservative restoration is composed of a loose alliance of forces that range from neoliberals dedicated to the promotion of antinomian values to evangelical religions seeking to reimpose through fanatical theology, medieval values and the Raputre myth.

Keywords:   Rapture myth, social, globalised world, civil society, poverty, social policy, neoliberals, medieval values

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