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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We had suggested that involvement with service users, agency support, class experience, and psychological engagement would have positive impacts on civic commitment.
In chapter two, Gilson considers the outspoken voices that emerge in the second half of the fourteenth century and in the first decades of the fifteenth such as those of Giovanni Gherardo da Prato, Cino Rinuccini, and Domenico da Prato who praise Dante for his fiorentinita, his civic commitment, and overall learning in the face of mounting criticism against him by humanists inspired by Petrarch.
Favorable tax treatment and civic commitment alone do not produce such results.
Without taking more aggressive steps as a nation to put our country's civic health on the national radar screen--and to engage families, schools, communities, churches and political institutions in fostering a spirit of civic commitment among our young people --the future of that democracy looks grim.
Gogol's "lifelong cultural belonging to Ukraine contrasted with his civic commitment to Russian nationalism" (p.
Natoli also has strong civic commitment, currently serving on the boards of United Way (Miami-Dade) and the Orange Bowl Committee.
Research shows that getting a young person to register and vote at the age of 18 is the strongest predictor of lifelong voting behavior and civic commitment.
Suit's induction places her among nearly 3,000 women identified by the YWCA since 1974 for their outstanding professional achievement, civic commitment and demonstrated leadership.
Both of these men have led their companies to the highest levels of success and have demonstrated levels of civic commitment and philanthropic involvement that is unmatched.
Our technology being provided to the Republican National Convention is one important facet of our strong civic commitment," said Gary Fazzino, vice president for government and public affairs, Corporate Affairs, HP.
Judges assess candidates' REALTOR(R) Spirit, local board involvement, state association activity, national association involvement, civic commitment and business accomplishments in determining the winner.
Tom Schack, broker/co-owner of five RE/MAX Professionals offices in the Metropolitan area, was named CAR's 2004 REALTOR(R) of the Year, the association's highest honor given annually to a member based on REALTOR(R) spirit, member board involvement, state association activity, national association involvement, civic commitment, and business accomplishments.