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Volume :37 Issue : 1 2009      Add To Cart                                                                    Download

Constituencies of the Arab Civil Societys Effectiveness: Focusing on the Egyptian Case

Auther : Nevine Z. Amin

This paper tackles the topic of the constituents of civil society for working out sustained human development. It focuses on the main pillars by means of which civil society can involve its entire institutions in the realization of a priceless goal, namely multi-dimensional human development aiming at widening the individuals range of options, potential and opportunities. These pillars are:

1. Developing commitment to strategic vision and scientific planning due to their being the essential drivers for sustained human development among all sectors.

2. Maintaining a healthy and appropriate democratic climate aiming at the empowerment of the nation in self-autonomy in a range of forms of independence, within the framework of methods that are based mainly on agency power, structural power and trans-national power.

3. Providing legislative construction and ensuring the consistency of constitutional texts, in addition to maintaining the actual and fair execution of laws and legislative systems.

4. Promotion of the relationship between the civil and the political. Such a dimension tackles several patterns and modes of the mentioned relations, indicating the necessity of maintaining an able state that guarantees the provision of good governance, as well as the investment of positive social capital.

5. Making available all types of participation, and promoting the level of social awareness.

6. The issue of financing that is dependent on the bulk, urgency, variety and level of the activity, as well as its impact on the target society. Due stress is placed on the reality that there is no equality regarding available donations and grants.

7. Researching and developing reliable and accurate information systems.

To conclude, active partnership and co-ordination among the different efforts of both the public sector, private sector and non-governmental institutions, that is based on a number of bases including the desire for change, deepening and consolidating social activity, and partnerships that are based on the values of mutual respect, understanding and trust. To sum up, this paper suggests a number of general results and findings which highlight the vision and analysis of issues related to international variables and changes.

Key words: Civil society, Human development, Sustained development, Strategic vision, Democracy, Social capital, Participation, Partnership

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