Civil Society 2021 Book Presentation

In addition to the separation of powers and the liberal constitutional state, active citizens who help fashion the community are central pillars of our democracy. In this respect, citizens are not only the addressees of the state’s rules and norms, but also co-creators of precisely those norms.

The Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies and the Political Academy of the People’s Party have extensively discussed and studied just how varied and heterogeneous the concepts of the civil society are in theory and practice in its current focus of research. The diversity and pluralism of ideas of the contributions make it clear that the permanent voice and participation of an active public can enrich the political discourse and policy formulation of a country.

The research culminated in this work, titled “Civil Society Today: Principles and Political Potential”, which will be presented on 9 November, 2021 in Vienna.