Civil Society

Civil Society - Civil Society Part of society (formal and...

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Civil Society Part of society (formal and informal organizations and movements, individuals) that operate between the state and the family Roles o Tocquevillian: democrats socialize citizens into democratic norms of tolerance, pluralism, deliberation o Social capital: build trust and networks, make government more accountable to citizens o Interest articulation: citizen mobilization and expression Civil Society in Democracy o Civil society is fully independent of the state o Civil society creates social capital that turns citizens into democrats o Civil society organizations aggregate interests of multiple individuals, allowing for more successful interest articulation to the state o Civil society keeps the state in check as a monitor and watchdog Civil Society in the MENA o Civil society is not fully independent of the state Large overlap between political society and civil society Government-created parallel civil society to deal with pressure from the people and the rest of the world
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