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Understanding Civil Society in Europe

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Siri Hummel, Laura Pfirter, Johannes Roth, Rupert Graf Strachwitz

Understanding Civil Society in Europe

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Siri Hummel, Laura Pfirter, Johannes Roth,...
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Despite the striking differences with regard to the functions, parameters, relationship to the State and the market, and the current trends, neither the existence of a European civil society nor its sustainable positioning in the public sector can be denied.

Civil society is not a short-lived fad. It is part of Europe’s cultural tradition; it has a well-developed structure and legitimacy; and it will continue to be a major factor and, wherever possible, a motor for European development.

Currently, the potential of a dynamic civil society in the defence and further development of an open, cosmopolitan, and democratic society appears to be of particular importance.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17901/AKBP1.12.2020


Dr Siri Hummel is a Political and Communication Scientist. Her main areas of research are democracy and civil society, equality within civil society and foundation research. She is deputy director of the Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society.

Laura Pfirter is a Masters student in the social sciences at Humboldt University, Berlin. Her main areas of research are mobility and city research, as well as Political Theory. She is a Student Assistant at the Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society.

Johannes Roth is a Master student at the Hertie School of Governance Berlin. He was a Student Assistant at the Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society.

Dr Rupert Graf Strachwitz is a Political Scientist and Historian. His main areas of research are foundations and international civil society as well as European History of Thought and Cultural Policy. He is the director of the Maecenata Institute for Philanthropy and Civil Society.

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