INR 2001 12-8-08 - INR 2001- 12/08/08 Civil Society. is...

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INR 2001- 12/08/08 Civil Society…. is composed of the totality of voluntary civic and social organizations and institutions that are the basis of a functioning society as opposed to state structures and commercial institutions. Examples of civil society organizations include charities, development non-governmental organizations, community groups, women’s organizations, religious organizations, sports clubs, professional associations, trade unions, self-help groups, social movements, business associations, coalitions and advocacy groups. Democratic Peace Theory! Cold war—we supported non-democratic regimes (anti-communist) Political Development— are there conditions for democracy? Ex. Economic stability, ethnic homogeneity Democracies have problems, too Participation National Unity Ethnic/Religious Animosities To think about theories of democracy relationship between economic empowerment and political liberalism Social and psychological elements Civil society and nongovernmental, non-profit organizations
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