ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Civil Society and the Realm of Freedom

Civil Society and the Realm of Freedom

In theory civil society and associations are an individual's protection against the state. This essay takes up empirical accounts dealing with society and politics to examine the assumed positive relationship between democracy and civil society. It offers a more critical view of the concept of associations and their impact on democracy.

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