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Civil Society and Civic Consciousness = Sivil Toplum ve Sosyal Bilinç

Author(s): Mert BİLGİN

Journal: Dogus University Journal
ISSN 1302-6739

Volume: 5;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2004;
Original page

Keywords: Civil society | Democracy | Civic consciousness | Meta-narratives | Sivil toplum | demokrasi | sosyal bilinç

The meta-narratives of modern times are considered as the most significant factors impeding the development of the civil society' that coincided with the western definition of democracy. Nevertheless, this article suggests that the real problem was institutional inadequacy, which was produced by lack of civic consciousness. The best evidence for this argument is the search by theoreticians for a civic consciousness despite their different ideological orientations. Indeed, the demise of meta-narratives in post-modern times does not tend to lead to a more civil society because of the vicissitude of this extant institutional inadequacy, which appears to be created by the decline of cultural understanding of civic consciousness.

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Tangokurs Rapperswil-Jona

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