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Civil Society

Civil Society   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
851 words

For contemporary scholars, social activists, and development professionals, civil society is that collection of diverse interest groups and social organizations

Civil Society

Civil Society   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Enlightenment

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, modern history (1700 to 1945)
Length:
2,439 words

It was during the eighteenth century that the modern notion of civil society began to take shape and gain currency.

civil society

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
575 words

A realm of free activity and association that is not organized by the state. The idea of civil society has

Civil Society

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Encyclopedia of Social Work (20 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008

Considerable definitional vagueness exists regarding civil society, in part due to the concept's long history and multiple underlying schools of

civil society

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
236 words

In international organizations, particularly the United Nations, this term refers principally to non-governmental organizations, widely defined. Para. 30 of

Civil Society, Theory and Practice of

Civil Society, Theory and Practice of   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
2,445 words

The role of “civil society,” social organizations independent of the nation-state or governing parties, is now accepted by many (especially

Civil Society and Development

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The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
2,358 words

Civil society is a contested concept but is generally understood to mean that sphere of social life between the private

Civil Society and Peacebuilding

Civil Society and Peacebuilding   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
2,435 words

Civil society is the sum of voices not controlled by the government, speaking for individual and collective interests. Peacebuilding is

Civil Society

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
Length:
1,077 words

The concept of civil society is directly linked to political modernity. In Western culture the Grotian-Lockean model of political organization

Civil society

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Oxford Companion to Australian Politics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
400 words

Civil society is a term with a long history in political discourse that has become popular in recent decades. Modern

Civil Society

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Christopher Candland

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
1,849 words

“Civil society” is a rich and widely used concept. In English alone, there are thousands of books and tens of

Civil Society

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Karen Hagemann and Sonya Michel

The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History

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Current Version:
2008
Subject:
History
Length:
1,867 words
The term “civil society” is commonly used today to refer to a sphere or space apart from both the home and the state where debate and discussion can freely occur. Civil society has a long ... More
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M. J. Inwood

The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
227 words
From Aristotle's koinōnia politikē down to Locke's ‘political or civil society’ and Ferguson's ‘civil society’, this term indicated civilized, political society in contrast to barbarism, ... More

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