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Civil Society

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, civilisation, sociology, political science

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