Civil Society

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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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The partners of Citizen Network for Budget Accountability (CNBA) will conduct budget survey in all 36 districts of Punjab to gauge the process of budget at district level.
The Golf Citizen network includes all major courses in the UAE and an increasing number from Thailand and Vietnam.
The Project to Build Citizen Networks for the Decriminalization of Abortion promotes the conditions necessary for individuals and social organizations to develop the organizational capacity and arguments to promote public debate on the need to decriminalize therapeutic abortion in Chile.
To succeed in the role of an innovation seeker, government agencies need to actively seek and sustain long-term relationships with relevant citizen networks and share their broader innovation or reform goals--much the same way that Staples established relationships with independent inventors and shared the company's broader market goals.
Finally, the medieval commons required a network of individuals who knew how to work together and who valued their common property Today, a broad group of stakeholders is developing the idea of a Public Telecommunications Service (PTS), whose main task will be to build such citizen networks in the digital age.
Charles DeBenedetti reaches essentially the same conclusion in An American Ordeal when he observed that "after 1971, dissatisfaction with war policy was multiplied and channeled through a labyrinth of citizen networks.
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