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date: 11 August 2022

Civil Society. 

Source:
The Oxford Encyclopedia Women in World History
Author(s):
Karen HagemannKaren Hagemann, Sonya MichelSonya Michel

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 and complicated history, throughout most of which it was associated with men. Invented in seventeenth‐ and eighteenth‐century Europe as a key concept of enlightened political theory by thinkers such as ... ...

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