civil society


Also found in: Financial, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

civil society

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the elements such as freedom of speech, an independent judiciary, etc, that make up a democratic society
References in classic literature ?
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.
December 2, 2015 (WAU) -- Governor of South Sudan's Western Bahr al Ghazal state, Rizik Zacakaria Hassan, has on Tuesday ordered for the release of eight representatives of civil society organizations his government arrested last week over criticizing the state government's security agents for allegedly terrorizing citizens of the state.
This could be the year civil society makes a comeback.
A strong and freely operating civil society is crucial for successful and stable democracies and must be given the space to carry out their vital functions, the United Nations emphasized Tuesday, as it marked the International Day of Democracy.
Civil society was one of the key actors in the Egyptian political and social movement, witnessed during the last 10 years.
The NGO Initiative on Law Reform, in cooperation with the Commissioner of Volunteerism and theINGO Conference of the Council of Europe has drafted a policy paper entitled 'Civil Society in Cyprus: Building for the Future' which outlines how the state and civil society in Cyprus could work to create a more enabling environment for civil society on the island.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- In addition to the separation of powers, the rule of law and media freedom, the presence of a strong and vibrant civil society is also an essential element of democracies.
Thirty one civil society organisations received a combined N$18.
Manama, Sep 2 (BNA) -- Executive Bureau of GCC Ministers of Labor and Social Affairs' Council tomorrow stages a discussion workshop on (The reality of civil society organizations in the Gulf legislation).
by Pajhwok reporter on 24 May, 2014 - 19:49 SHARANA/TIRINKOT (Pajhwok): Civil society activists and election officials in southeastern Paktika and central Uruzgan provinces on Saturday urged the masses to turn out in great numbers and cast their votes in the second round of presidential elections.
New research reveals links between civil society engagement, citizens' empowerment and government responsiveness and legitimacy

Full browser ?