This book bringing together the writings of historians and political commentators from Europe and the United States has the merit of reminding us that civil society is not a new idea since it had a big role to play in shaping European democracies in the nineteenth century. This intelligent sampling of the history of European countries also shows us that civil society is not necessarily synonymous with democracy... (European Library
This is a very well constructed set of essays. (English Language Teaching Journal
This high quality collection of articles is the first in English that covers many different European countries and therefore will be of great interest to anyone interested in 19th-century European social and political history. (Choice Magazine
About the Author
is associate professor of political science at Princeton University. Philip Nord
is professor of history at Princeton.