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The State, Civil Society and the Citizen

Exploring Relationships in the Field of Adult Education in Europe

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Edited By Michal Bron Jr., Paula Guimarães and Rui Vieira de Castro

This book contributes to the setting out of a new, better informed and complex basis for discussions about the relationships between the State, the civil society and the citizen in distinct European countries and regions. It will be useful to researchers in the field of adult education, as well as social scientists interested in topics related to civil society, such as NGOs, social economists, and practitioners concerned with the trends that are forcing adult education to recontextualise its aims and practices.

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7 Contributors Manuel Barbosa is Associate Professor in the Department of Pedagogy in the Institute of Education of the University of Minho, Braga, Portugal. He holds a Masters Degree in Philosophy of Education and a PhD in Education (Philosophy of Education). His main research interest is the rethinking of the meanings and the articulations between education, citizenship and civil society drawn up in a new social pedagogy. His most recent publications include (2006). Educação e cidadania [Education and citizenship]. Amarante: Editora Labirinto; and (2008). A sociedade civil: Uma escola de cidadanias [The civil society: A school of citi- zenships]. Revista Galego-Portuguesa de Psicoloxía e Educación, 16(1, 2), 79- 93. [E-mail address: mbarbosa@iep.uminho.pt] Michał Bron Jr is Associate Professor at the Södertörn University, Stockholm, Sweden. He holds a Masters Degree in History and a PhD in Education. His main research interests concern civil society in Russia and Central Europe; fe- male adult educators and society in the 19th Century in Ireland, Poland and Sweden; social and political origins of modern adult education provisions; and Christian-Jewish dialogue (outside the realm of theology). Some of his recent publications include (2005). A remedy for apathy? The role of NGO’s in acti- vating citizens in today’s Russia. In D. Wildemeersch, V. Stroobants & M. Bron Jr (Eds.), Active citizenship and multiple identities. A learning outlook (pp. 279- 296). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang; and (2008). Pitfalls in comparative stu- dies. Inherent and self-styled dangers. In J. Reischmann & M. Bron...

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