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Civil society: Civil society encompasses non-governmental organizations, community groups, and individuals outside of government and commercial sectors. It plays a crucial role in social, political, and cultural activities, often advocating for public interests.
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Anthony Giddens on Civil Society - Dictionary of Arguments

Brocker I 872
Civil Society/Giddens: is to emerge from the renewal and society-wide dissemination of local, self-organised initiatives of citizens who, on their own initiative, come together to fulfil tasks in important areas of life in a self-determined manner that simultaneously serve the common good and benefit them themselves.
, >Community, >State.
The range of fields of action for this civil society commitment is extremely broad and is highlighted in detail in a separate diagram:
"Promotion of the non-profit sector" (e.g. in social assistance), "Protection of the local public" (in the ecological sense and with regard to public safety), "Revitalisation of community life" (as a prophylactic fight against crime) and "The democratic family".(1)
Brocker I 873
From a decided opposition to the state, civil society tried there to seize some important functions for the citizens, for example in the areas of education and the public sphere. As a result, civil society can fulfil many of the public functions itself once it is mobilized.
>Third Way/Giddens.

1.Anthony Giddens, Der dritte Weg. Die Erneuerung der sozialen Demokratie, Frankfurt/M. 1999, p. 96.

Thomas Meyer, „Anthony Giddens, Der dritte Weg“ in: Manfred Brocker (Hg.) Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert. Frankfurt/M. 2018

Explanation of symbols: Roman numerals indicate the source, arabic numerals indicate the page number. The corresponding books are indicated on the right hand side. ((s)…): Comment by the sender of the contribution. Translations: Dictionary of Arguments
The note [Concept/Author], [Author1]Vs[Author2] or [Author]Vs[term] resp. "problem:"/"solution:", "old:"/"new:" and "thesis:" is an addition from the Dictionary of Arguments. If a German edition is specified, the page numbers refer to this edition.
Giddens, Anthony
Brocker I
Manfred Brocker
Geschichte des politischen Denkens. Das 20. Jahrhundert Frankfurt/M. 2018

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