Civil Society and Democracy

Andrew Arato
CIVIL AND POLITICAL SOCIETY
February 6, 2001, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Sciences
CIVIL SOCIETY IN THE TRANSITIONS AND BEYOND
February 7, 2001, 3:30PM, 8417 Social Science
Seminar for Students and Faculty
February 8, 2001, 12:20PM, 8108 Social Science

    Andrew Arato (Ph.D. History, University of Chicago, 1975) is Dorothy Hirshon Professor in Political and Social Theory at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of New School University. Professor Arato is one of the world's leading theorists of civil society, as one of the foremost authorities on the Frankfurt School, the history of social thought, and theories of social movements. He is most well known for Civil Society and Political Theory (co-authored with Jean Cohen), which has become perhaps the definitive text in civil society scholarship throughout the social sciences. He is also author or editor of seven other books, including From Neo-Marxism to Democratic Theory (1993), Habermas on Law and Democracy: Critical Exchanges (1998), and most recently, Civil Society, Constitution, and Legitimacy (1999).