The Increasing Importance of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs)

ÖZDEMiR, Süleyman and PARLAK, Zeki (2009) The Increasing Importance of the Civil Society Organizations (CSOs). In: 1st International Symposium on Sustainable Development, June 9-10, 2009, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.


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“Civil Society Organizations” (CSOs), especially by developed societies, are "started to be re–explored" since 1970s in consequences of social welfare states' crisis, domination of neo–liberal philosophy and policies in the world, spreading of democracy, end of the cold war, improvements on information and communication systems etc… The most prominent difference between the last decades of the previous century and the first decade of the current century lies in the role that CSOs undertake in the society. As CSOs have suitable properties which are brought about the economic and political philosophy of globalization, they have got considerable attention of the states and have had a proper environment to develop in the countries where neo– liberal philosophy is being implemented. However, CSOs are not an alternative to the state, instead, they are supplementary institutions. Since CSOs are very appropriate to the rationale of economical and political philosophy of the last quarter of the twentieth century, which requires minimalization of the state, they are being supported by the state which was directed by liberal philosophy. Hence, they are increasingly developing in terms of quantity and quality.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Non–Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Non–Profit Organizations (NPOs), Third Sector, Social Policy, State–CSOs Relationship, Turkey.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
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Date Deposited: 03 Feb 2012 08:22
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 10:02

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