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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This original position has in mind today's global civil society.
Those who join the MAHB join the best of global civil society in the fight to avoid the end of civilization.
Global civil society has long been ideologically diverse and hard fought over many years, as demonstrated with the anti-slavery or suffrage movements.
Transparency International is a global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.
44) For Scholte, global civil society can contribute to the democratization of global governance in six ways: "by giving voice to stakeholders .
GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY IN POLITICAL THEORY AND TRINITARIAN THEOLOGY.
Giordana also asked representatives of the Afghan civil society delegation to discuss the idea in their networks and organisations, to transform the "30 percent initiative" into a common request by global civil society.
External developments, normally beyond the control of governments, are increasingly instrumental in shaping the global civil society and its expectations.
The index, which focuses on corruption in the public sector, is conducted by Transparency International, the global civil society organisation leading the fight against corruption.
16) Approaches to global civil society tend to be premised on a vertical scale of activities, which bring the local into the realm of the global, while simultaneously reinforcing relations of power among the upper and lower reaches.
It has revitalized civil society in Palestine, and, by extension, global civil society.
The NGLS has published an online report of all the civil society contributions, titled Towards a Global MDG Breakthrough Plan: An NGLS Global Civil Society Consultation Report, available at www.
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