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 zeal for different opinions concerning religion, concerning government, and many other points, as well of speculation as of practice; an attachment to different leaders ambitiously contending for pre-eminence and power; or to persons of other descriptions whose fortunes have been interesting to the human passions, have, in turn, divided mankind into parties, inflamed them with mutual animosity, and rendered them much more disposed to vex and oppress each other than to co-operate for their common good.
Do not the lovely attributes of the maiden child predict the refinements and decorations of civil society? Here also we are reminded of the action of man on man.
My father will willingly satiate thy utmost wishes; and if thou wilt act wisely, thou mayst purchase with our spoils thy restoration to civil society mayst obtain pardon for past errors, and be placed beyond the necessity of committing more.''
"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."
ENPNewswire-August 30, 2019--Last call to enter projects for the EESC's 2019 Civil Society Prize on gender equality
The African Development Bank (AfDB) organized in Marrakesh from 25 to 28 July 2019, the second Summer University of Young Leaders of the African Civil Society on the theme " Young people, innovation and development in Africa ".
Last Sunday July 7, Kenya's reformers of yesteryears returned to Limuru, where they first met in 1997, to audit reforms 29 years after Saba Saba 1990.I wish to examine the reform contribution of civil society including the faith sector from 1990 to the present.In the 1980s and early 1990s, civil society together with the intelligentsia, university students, the political opposition, the faith sector and the Kenyan middle class and masses began to assault the one-party state demanding multiparty democracy.
More than 70 civil society groups issued a joint statement on Saturday expressing their concern at the alleged ongoing judicial harassment of former Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) officials.
KARACHI -- Appreciating the move to revive the Police Order 2002, civil society organisations have urged the Sindh government not to deviate from judgements of the Sindh High Court and establish mechanisms to ensure independence and accountability of police by introducing the Police Order in its original shape, it emerged on Sunday.
The role played by the civil society in the fight against HIV/AIDS is immeasurable, says National AIDS and Health Promotion Agency (NAHPA) coordinator, Mr Richard Matlhare.
He said administration would welcome the cooperation from the side of civil society and environmental experts.

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