November 16, 2009
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A complete, edited transcript is now available of the Bradley Center's November 16, 2009 book discussion of
by Michael Edwards
Monday, November 16, 2009 - 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Hudson Institute - Betsy and Walter Stern Conference Center
1015 15th Street, NW - Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
In November 2009 we celebrated the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, which commenced the struggle to replace totalitarian regimes in Eastern and Central Europe with liberal democracies. Many claim that the emergence of a lively civil society behind the Iron Curtain was essential to this development. Thus was kicked off several years of vigorous intellectual interest in the concept of civil society, which if anything became even muddier and less helpful as the discussion went on. MICHAEL EDWARDS’ volume Civil Society, however, clarified and focused our understanding of the subject, and so the second edition, which includes not only updated information but also more of a global perspective, is a welcome addition to the debate.
On November 16, 2009, the Bradley Center hosted a discussion with Edwards, along with the Case Foundation's MICHAEL SMITH, RUTH McCAMBRIDGE of Nonprofit Quarterly, and WILLIAM DENNIS of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation. Bradley Center Director WILLIAM SCHAMBRA moderated the discussion.
Registration, lunch buffet
Welcome by Hudson Institute's WILLIAM SCHAMBRA
MICHAEL EDWARDS, author of Civil Society
RUTH McCAMBRIDGE, Nonprofit Quarterly
MICHAEL SMITH, Case Foundation
WILLIAM DENNIS, Atlas Economic Research Foundation
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