LOCKE’S IDEA OF CIVIL SOCIETY AND WESTERN LIBERALISM: A CRITIQUE
Keywords:Civil society, Western liberalism, Private property
This essay interrogates early liberal thought critically.It includes ideas of civil society as formulated by early European thinkers. Each of them carved out in a specific manner the concept of civil society within European tradition. However, the attempt here is to critically analyze his conceptions and show how they have been Euro-centric in terms of justifying the imposition of European conceptions concerning morals, politics, and culture and enlightenment idealson people’s conceptions in other parts of the world.