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  • The Importance Of Civil Society

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    The ‘civil society’ term has been first used in 1990s by mostly Marxist scholars, and since then it became quite popular among the academics of social science. The cause of this interest for civil society is promoting democratic regime around the world. The Soviet Union’s collapse was a perfect opportunity for the United States of America and Europe countries to start their promotion of democracy. What they realized in the process that through democratization, the civil participation as an important

  • civil society

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    of the people who entered a society had a specific motto that caused that person to join. The inspiration of protecting certain materialistic objects was one of the main reasons. However, many of these societies have been impacted by the growing population and the era one lives. Although these civilizations have diverse structures, they have the following elements in common; an established rule of the things one can do or one cannot do as a member of that specific society. The implemented rule can

  • The Concept Of A Civil Society

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    This chapter began by introducing the concept of a civil society. Chirico (128) described it as people organising outside of government channels to meet social objectives. She pointed out that social movements in the past have focused on communities within nations while the current movements focus more on involving people from diverse parts of the world in order to promote human welfare regardless of where in the World they happen to be. Chirico shared a quote from Simmel (128) that really resonated

  • Natural Equality and Civil Society

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    Natural Equality and Civil Society According to John Locke in his "Second Treatise of Government", natural equality is an essential component of the state of nature; the ‘state of nature' being one of peace, tranquility, and equality, where there is no common power guided by reason. However, the lack of common power also supplies an inconvenience for the state of nature– the aptitude to fall into a state of war with no means to escape it. To avoid this "inconvenience", Locke finds it a necessity

  • Civil Society in South Africa

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    This literature review will focus on civil society and its relation to the state in South Africa. The first section will briefly summarize the emergence of civil society in South Africa. The next section will discuss transformations that occurred in civil society during South Africa’s transitional period from the Apartheid regime toward democracy in 1994. The third section will discuss some of the successes of civil society during and after the transitional period followed by the fourth section

  • Civil Society and the Constructon of Democracy

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    Civil society is considered as a community of citizens linked by common interests and collective activity. In a broader spectrum it is seen as the summation of non-governmental institutions and organizations demonstrate and manifest the interests and the will of citizens. Its meaning has undergone significant changes and might vary in different national contexts. In modern political science, civil society is considered to be the intermediary between the state and the private sector. Civil society

  • The Political Ethos of the Civil Society

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    The Political Ethos of the Civil Society ABSTRACT: Totalitarian political systems in the socialist countries of Eastern Europe destroyed and repressed the civil society that used to exist in them. The authoritarian and totalitarian ethos was formed under a powerful influence of ideologies of the communist parties and politocracy in these countries so that the political ethos of politicians dominated the political ethos of the citizen. The breakdown of the real socialism and its unsuccessful

  • Civil Society Oversight in Afghanistan and Nepal

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    it comes to a failing state, security becomes more than just that. Security begins to take on a whole new meaning. Added to maintenance and stability, security means the safety and welfare of the citizens of that particular state.1 Civil Society is the part of society that consists of organizations and institutions that help protect human rights such as freedom of speech. These organizations are called non-government organizations (NGOs). They fight to maintain peace and protect basic human rights

  • Civil Society on the Rise: In Search of Global Impact

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    There is however a question if globalization helped by the distribution of democracy. I am afraid many people would answer negatively. Thus, is the concentration of global capital mainly in the northern hemisphere positively influencing democracy? Civil society has a task to advocate and protect democracy in the globalization era, especially in regard to the global management and redistribution of the profits of globalization and mollifying its drawbacks. There are also opinions, among others by an American

  • Civil society on the rise: in search of global impact

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    partially its integration. However, one can raise a question if the globalization in fact supported the process of democratization. Thus, is the concentration of global capital mainly in the Northern hemisphere positively influencing democracy? Civil society has a task to advocate and protect democracy in the globalization era, especially in regard to the global management and redistribution of the profits of globalization and mollifying its drawbacks. There are also opinions, among others by an American

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