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The role and place of the Public Chambers in the context of civil society and social capital concepts

Afanas’ev D.V.

6 (24), 2012

Afanas’ev D.V. The role and place of the Public Chambers in the context of civil society and social capital concepts. Economic and Social Changes: Facts, Trends, Forecast, 2012, no. 6 (24)

Abstract   |   Authors   |   References
The article provides an overview of the conceptual foundations of civil society and social capital theories. It reflects the views of R. Putnam, one of the most reputable theorists of modern civil society. The hypothesis of a possible positive influence of the state over the development of civil society through special facilitative procedures is put forward in the article. The activity of the Public Chamber in the Vologda Oblast is considered as an example of establishing a special practice – cooperative confrontation that is used both for implementing the interests of developing civil society in coordination with the authorities and forming the constructive civic culture

Keywords

state, social capital, civil society, public chambers, cooperation between the government and nongovernmental organizations

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