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Author Reimer, Sabine
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Subject Keyword Civil Society ♦ Little Knowledge ♦ Humboldt University ♦ Maecenata Institute ♦ World Alliance ♦ Functional Role ♦ General Availability ♦ Available Survey ♦ Statistic Office ♦ International Level ♦ Civil Society Index ♦ United Nation ♦ International Comparative Analysis ♦ Ambitious Goal ♦ Organisational Term ♦ Prescribed Research Design ♦ Democratic Theory ♦ Resulting Assessment ♦ Available Material ♦ Numerous Indicator ♦ Social Area ♦ Citizen Participation ♦ National Statistic Record ♦ Different Country Circumstance
Abstract Even if the general availability of data on civil society is comparatively good, in relation to other social areas, relatively little knowledge has been generated about civil society in Germany. For example, the recommendation of the United Nations (UN) Statistics Office, to generate national statistics records for the sector has not been implemented in Germany. Also, available surveys are often run in parallel and not systematically recorded. As a result, the task of compiling the available material for an international comparative analysis is clearly as challenging as it is difficult. Furthermore, CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation pursued an even more ambitious goal with its Civil Society Index (CSI) Project.1 Using numerous indicators, the strength of civil society was evaluated not only in economic and organisational terms, but also with regard to the normative and functional roles that are ascribed to civil society in democratic theory. The resulting assessment is intended to be comparable across different country circumstances and contexts. The challenge of conducting the study in Germany, using the prescribed research design and preparing the results for comparison at the international level was willingly accepted by the Maecenata Institute of Philanthropy and Civil Society, at the Humboldt University in Berlin. Aside
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2005-01-01