While there are a myriad definitions of civil society
, the LSE
Center for Civil Society working definition is illustrative:
- Civil society refers to the set of institutions, organisations and behaviour situated between the state, the business world, and the family. Specifically, this includes voluntary and non-profit organisations of many different kinds, philanthropic institutions, social and political movements, other forms of social participation and engagement and the values and cultural patterns associated with them.
See also: NGO
, political science
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