civil society


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civil society

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the elements such as freedom of speech, an independent judiciary, etc, that make up a democratic society
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A treacherous friend is the most dangerous enemy; and I will say boldly, that both religion and virtue have received more real discredit from hypocrites than the wittiest profligates or infidels could ever cast upon them: nay, farther, as these two, in their purity, are rightly called the bands of civil society, and are indeed the greatest of blessings; so when poisoned and corrupted with fraud, pretence, and affectation, they have become the worst of civil curses, and have enabled men to perpetrate the most cruel mischiefs to their own species.
The latent causes of faction are thus sown in the nature of man; and we see them everywhere brought into different degrees of activity, according to the different circumstances of civil society.
A military organization seems to me to be the real type on which all good civil society should be modeled; the Sword is the guardian of a nation.
Azerbaijan will continue to develop a strong civil society, said Azerbaijan's Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev.
Tracey Crouch, Minister for Sport and Civil Society, has today launched a public call for evidence on a new strategy that will harnesses the power of communities, charities, and businesses to help build a fairer society.
Nigerian media and civil society organisations (CSOs) have been identified as groups having key roles to play in the sustainability of the environment in the country.
BRUSSELS, Feb 27 (KUNA) -- The European Union underlined Tuesday its support for NGOs and civil society in Europe and in partner countries, praising their role in ensuring that fundamental human rights are respected.
In developed, politically mature democracies the role of civil society is cardinal in almost all aspects of public life.
TAP) -- Seeking urgent solutions to counter youths' unemployment notably in inland regions was the focus of the 4th meeting held on Thursday between Minister of Relations with Constitutional Bodies, Civil Society and Human Rights Mehdi Ben Gharbia, Minister of Social Affairs Mohamed Trabelsi and representatives of the civil society and social movements.
In its New Year message, the Civil Society Reference Group said commencing the Act will provide a legal framework for the collaboration, accountability and governance of civil society organisations.
Globally, civil society has now become a powerful force to influence mechanisms of decision making at various levels, ranging from UN General Assembly to a village council of elders.
ISLAMABAD -- Freedom of expression is being curbed and an environment of silence is being created in Pakistan due to which the civil society sector in Pakistan has been shrinking over the last few years, said renowned rights activist I.

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