About the Book
This revised is a critical study of conflict and compromise between civil society and modern politics. Throughout this edition an attempt has been made to enact freedom in contemporary civil societies beyond struggles of interest, identity and power continues to be largely frustrated for reasons that are first illustrated in Marx’s early writings. These reasons have created the inherent problems in attempting to mediate civil freedom of contract, property and the regulation of exchange with political freedom of assembly, expression, suffrage and equality before the law. It also attempts to recapitulate the relevance of Kant, Hegel, Marx, Benjamin, Arendt and other modern thinkers for an understanding of the relationship between civil society and modern politics.
About the Author
Dipali Saha, a dynamic scholar of sociology, was born in Maldah district and educated in North Bengal University (West Bengal). She was associated with several projects of ICSSR Kolkata and also worked as a lecturer in Ashutosh College in Kolkata. Presently she is devoted in social work and associated with NGO in Siliguri of North Bengal. Her published books are Accountability, Governance and Legitimacy of Civil Society, Liberty and Liberalism (2 Vols. Set), Political Behaviour, Methodology of Political Research, Rural Development in New Dimensions: Corporate Social Responsibility and Panchayati Raj, Rural Women Empowerment and Rural Development in South Asia, Socio-economic Behaviour of Pukhtun Tribe, Sociology of Social Stratification and Working Class Movement. She has written a number of important articles in journals of national and international repute.