How does civil society relate to the state?

Civil society helps to build a balance between the power of the state and that of the people...

The term 'governance' refers to:

  • the relationship between the state and society;
  • the interactions that take place between different social actors and the state;
  • the manner in which they build political legitimacy, accountability and citizen participation.

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Defining civil society?
Civil society and the state

State and non-state:
a working possibility?

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