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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Friedman, and Kathryn Hochstetler, "The Sovereign Limits of Global Civil Society: A Comparison of NGO Participation in UN World Conferences on the Environment, Human Rights, and Women," World Politics 51, no.
In 'Global Civil Society, Anarchy and Governance', Turner refers to his use of anarchist theory as a 'heuristic device' (1998, p25), meaning an artificial or unrealistic construct that is useful for exploring a problem.
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.
This year's recipients are: Margaret Webber-Smith, Georgetown University Masters Program, Homeland Security/Intelligence Policy, $10,000; Kara Karpman, Duke University, Math and Computer Science, $7,000; Megan Zebert-Judd, San Diego State University Masters Program, Homeland Security, $5,000; Caitlin Lee, King's College (London), PhD Program, War Studies, $3,000; Danielle Breslin, Rochester Institute of Technology, Imaging & Photographic Technology, $2,500; Doreen El-Roeiy, London School of Economics & Political Science Masters Program, Global Civil Society, $2,500.
A WORLD FOR ALL?: 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.
Chapter 1 is a definitional exercise in which Willetts weighs possible distinctions between NGOs and concepts like nonstate actors, social movements, and global civil society. He notes that, despite the fact that various private international associations and organizations existed earlier, the term nongovernmental organization was a creation of the 1945 United Nations Charter, specifically Article 71, which allowed the Economic and Social Council "to make suitable arrangements for consultation" with NGOs.
The consequential growth of a "global civil society" (7) is not so much an instance of "privatization" as it is a sensible redeployment of expertise and administrative competence in public-private partnerships.
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.
It has revitalized civil society in Palestine, and, by extension, global civil society. This has helped to maintain a sense of centralization in Palestinian political discourse, one that is capable of juggling both national priorities and international solidarity.
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.un-ngls.org/mdgconsultation.
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