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Civil Society

A collection of persons who associate together to explore or promote their interests or goals. While civil society is not necessarily political or economic, it provides a sphere outside of the state or private sector in which people are motivated by their own goals, apart from profit or the good of the state. For that reason, civil society can exercise significant political influence. The growth of civil society is considered a mark of successful economic development of a country or region.
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operation to kill the al-Qaida leader, the defense minister said the 2001 attacks have been ''determined in the court of world opinion to have been perpetrated under the guidance of bin Laden.
Lt's see how long Netanyahu and his government can ignore world opinion.
He also noted world opinion was turning against Israel, and urged Arab groups to capitalize on this sentiment in their campaign to resolve the Palestinian issue
World opinion does not matter if those that judge us are interested in seeing western society and its values destroyed.
World opinion was outraged; British Foreign Secretary William Hague "deplored the loss of life"; thousands of protesters descended on the Israeli embassy in London; the U.
CDATA[ Anti-Israel flotilla turned the tide of world opinion against Israel, Lebanese Fatah leaders say, and time is ripe for a charge on Israelas border.
In its latest effort to win back world opinion after killing nine pro-Palestinians in a mid-ocean raid on Monday, the IDF has released a video of a Gaza-bound activist declaring his wish to become a shahid, or Muslim martyr.
So my hope is that the Iranian leadership will look at the statement coming out of the G8 and recognize that world opinion is clear.
Watching the tide of world opinion turn against one's enemies is a highly ambivalent experience, as indignation and "I told you so" emotions bump up against a sort of pornography of gruesome war images: "Will I look?
Because we as engineers obviously understand this thesis the debates we have among ourselves are not necessarily representative of world opinion.
World opinion is negative as regards China's invasion of Tibet, its support of Sudan and Myanmar, and its belligerent attitude toward Taiwan.
Their determination to continue whaling (for scientific purposes) flies in the face of world opinion.
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