Civil Society




CIVIL SOCIETY
- Wikipedia EN: LINK ¤ CIVIL SOCIETY

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  • "civil society is the aggregate of non-governmental organizations and institutions"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "that manifest interests and will of citizens"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "referred to as the "third sector" of society, distinct from government and business"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the term civil society goes back to Aristotle, occurring in his "Politics""

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "where it refers to a "community", commensurate with the Greek city-state - polis"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "characterized by a shared set of norms and ethos"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in which free citizens on an equal footing live under the rule of law"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for the common wellbeing"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "for Plato, the ideal state was a just society"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in which people dedicate themselves to the common good"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "practice civic virtues of wisdom, courage, moderation and justice"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "human beings have the capacity to voluntarily gather for the common cause"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and maintain peace in society"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Hobbes and Locke considered civil society as a community that maintained civil life"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "the realm where civic virtues and rights were derived from natural laws"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Gabriel Almond and Sidney Verba (political scientists): "the political element of political organizations"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "facilitates better awareness and a more informed citizenry"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "who make better voting choices, participate in politics, and hold government more accountable as a result"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "they build social capital, trust and shared values"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "which are transferred into the political sphere and help to hold society together"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "with an understanding of the interconnectedness of the society"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in the 1990s with the emergence of the nongovernmental organizations and the new social movements on a global scale"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "civil society as a third sector became a key terrain of strategic action"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "to construct an alternative social and world order"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Civil Society and Governments
- US cable - 2009:
LINK ¤ 09RABAT952

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  • "the Forum for the Future was held in Marrakesh, and was attended by representatives of the G8, Middle East North Africa countries, international organizations, and civil society groups"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Hillary Clinton said that true progress comes from within a society"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "and cannot be imposed from the outside"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • former French Foreign Minister Jean Francois-Poncet: "local governance"

 

 

 

 

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  • "is the basic unit of infrastructure"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "at the local level of democracy"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "calling for decentralized cooperation among local government"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "civil society, and national government"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki: "reform should have"

 

 

 

 

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  • "political, economic, and social objectives"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "political reform is most likely to bear fruit, if it results from a commitment"

 

 

 

 

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  • "to reform from within a society"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "Mounir Ben Salah from the NGO "Moroccan Organization for Human Rights" highlighted the importance"

 

 

 

 

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  • "of broadening the role of civil society"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "in local governance and democracy"

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "based on pluralism, tolerance, and rule of law"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "can encourage these values to spread beyond the local level to the regional and national levels"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • Jordan's Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh: "reform should be home-grown"

 

 

 

 

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  • "and requires a broad-based participation"

 

 

 

 

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  • "of government, the private sector, and civil society organizations"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "civil society organizations consider"

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "democracy as the primary concern"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "it is a facet of development, stability, and peace"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "democracy cannot be imported or exported"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  • "but can be supported"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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