Description : Civil Society and Government brings together an unprecedented array of political, ethical, and religious perspectives to shed light on the complex and much-debated relationship between civil society and the state. Some argue that civil society is a bulwark against government; others see it as an indispensable support for government. Civil society has been portrayed both as a independent of the state and as dependent upon it. This book reveals the extraordinary diversity of views on the subject by examining how civil society has been treated in classical liberalism, liberal egalitarianism, critical theory, feminism, natural law, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, and Confucianism. The volume draws on the work of eminent scholars to address six questions: In terms of function and consequences, does it matter where the line is drawn between civil society and the state? What is the relationship of civil society to the state? In what contexts and under what conditions should government interact with individuals directly or instead indirectly through communal associations? What are the prerogatives and duties of citizenship, and what is the role of civil society in forming good citizens? How should a society handle the conflicts that sometimes arise between the demands of citizenship and those of membership in the non-governmental associations of civil society? A theoretical introduction by the editors--political theorist Nancy Rosenblum and legal scholar Robert Post--and a conclusion by religious ethicist Richard Miller, tie the book together. In addition to Rosenblum, the contributors are Kenneth Baynes, David Biale, John Coleman, Farhad Kazemi, John Kelsay, William Galston, Will Kymlicka, Tom Palmer, Fred Miller, Susan Moller Okin, Peter Nosco, Henry Rosemont, Steven Scalet, David Schmidtz, William Sullivan, Max Stackhouse, Stephen White, and Noam Zohar.
Author by : Tribhuvana Viśvavidyālaya. Central Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology
Language : en
Publisher by : Central Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology Tribhuvan Un Sit
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Description : This book examines how to build robust legal, institutional and policy frameworks for access to information, consultation and public participation in policy-making.
Description : A healthy democracy needs a government that understands that it has to share some of its power with civil society, the realm in which citizens acquire a voice, enabling them to ensure that government responds to their needs and is accountable to them in an ongoing representative manner beyond the ballot box. The public debate on whether there are centralist impulses evident in the ANC as the dominant electoral force raises questions about the nature of democracy and the state of South Africa. Is there a danger of government distinguishing between development and democracy and acting as if they are mutually exclusive? African democracy institute Idasa and the International Development Research Centre held a roundtable discussion, of which this publication is the result, on the role of civil society, the areas of involvement for civil society, the policy recommendations to be made and areas of research need to be explored.
Description : In Serbia, as elsewhere in postsocialist Europe, the rise of “civil society” was expected to support a smooth transformation to Western models of liberal democracy and capitalism. More than twenty years after the Yugoslav wars, these expectations appear largely unmet. Frontiers of Civil Society asks why, exploring the roles of multiple civil society forces in a set of government “reforms” of society and individuals in the early 2010s, and examining them in the broader context of social struggles over neoliberal restructuring and transnational integration.
Description : Most international attention on Myanmar has focused on the political situation, where the military, in power since 1962, continues to refuse to acknowledge the results of democratic elections, and on related human rights issues. This book, by focusing on education, health and environment, and on the institutions which formulate and deliver policy in these fields, shows how the international community can make a significant difference to strengthening Myanmar's civil society and to supporting a future democratic form of government, by encouraging institutional developments in these fields. Such developments in turn, the author argues, will re-skill the younger generation, promote economic development and poverty alleviation, and, through a participatory approach to policy-making, nurture the conditions from which democracy will grow.
Description : Research Paper (postgraduate) from the year 2008 in the subject Politics - Political Systems - General and Comparisons, grade: 10, Universitat Jaume (International Master in Peace, Conflict and Development Studies UNESCO Chair in Philosophy for Peace at UJI ), course: International Master in Peace Conflict and Development Studies, language: English, abstract: Peace Culture... where? who? what? and How? They are only some questions that it needs I handed for really beginning to walk in this path.Reading two resolutions of the General Assembly of United Nation ("53/243 A. Declaration culture of Peace" and “59/143. International Decade Cultures of Peace and Not-Violence for the Children of the world, 2001-2010) we notice that the centre of such articles and resolutions it is the human being. We understand therefore that the level from which to depart for transforming the diffused one and as many brutal Cultures of War in Cultures of Peace is that individual. To this point it must quickly be underlined as in the actual International law also proposed by the United Nation System, the principal guarantor of the human integrity it is the government institution, therefore for this we have to insert as second level whether to intervene that community, in this case government but also his Local government. Considered that the government level is not a lot receptive in this field, and that the claims of the individuals and the different forms of community are not often listened (in the reality) we meet therefore the necessity to put an inferior level to the institutions government able to influence the choices of States through numerous inputs and at the same time to develop the guardianship of the human integrity through also a constant interaction with the civil society. These institutions can be seen as the corporate body of local government, institutions that are not only reproductions to local level of the government system and that they are legitimated by this same, but these also have the important characteristic to be on direct contact with the civil society, building continuous points of dialogue with it, to have an action more effective on the territory of competence (and not only) in order to promote the Culture of Peace. There is besides to say that very often such local government, don't follow a political ideology dictated by parties, but contrarily they create coalitions with the purpose to directly satisfy the needs of the citizens and the communities and equally they are organized in international networks to follow these goals.