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Confronting 'Uncivil Society' and the 'Dark Side of Globalization': Are Sociological Concepts up to the Task?

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2001-11-30
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Rumford, C
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SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD, 6 BONHILL STREET, LONDON EC2A 4PU, ENGLAND
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International terrorism is frequently categorized as one element of 'uncivil society' or as the 'dark side of globalization.' The paper examines these concepts, finding them unhelpful in understanding the context for the September 11 attacks in the US. Their weakness derives in large part from the uncritical usage of the terms 'civil society?' and 'globalization' characteristic of much contemporary sociological work. In consequence, sociology is in danger of being marginalized from public debate about the most important issues of our day.

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civil society , dark side of globalization , globalization , international terrorism , uncivil society , sivil toplum , Küreselleşmenin karanlık yüzü , küreselleşme , uluslararası terörizm , nezaketsiz toplum
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