Civil Society Analysis

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Civil society has been increasingly becoming the third quintessential actor in the process as well as the discourse of development. The neoliberal paradigm influencing the realms of governance and related factors such as higher degree of participatory civic culture has unravelled a never before emphasis on Civil Society and has been constantly redefining its relevance and actions. The civil society is now in the process of being reinvented so as to envisage itself as the space for the expression of voice of the previously exploited and excluded sections of the society including women, dalits and low castes, peasants, farmers, forest dwellers, and tribals, thereby avoiding to become the preserve of only white, upper caste male, and property-…show more content…
That kind of role played by the civil society in favour of the state has had many advantages; first: little or no possibility of the occurrence of the violent clashes or war between the state and citizen thus posing no threat to the lives and wealth of the inhabitants, second: a peaceful life for all as individuals are consciously appeased with the state though that appeasement may be bogus and delusive and third: proper maintenance of law and order in…show more content…
Here two major compelling questions can be raised. Why has the democratic state failed to secure justice and equity for all in the society? Why do these movements have failed to bring about holistic social transformation in the society? These questions entail the inherent contradiction of our society in the form of a huge gap between the setting up and admiration of the ideological goals and realisation of these goals or the gap between policy and practise. According to Manoranjan Mohanty and Neera Chandhoke, though these several issue based struggles enjoy certain

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