Thursday, 28 November 2013

The Importance of Civil Society in Democratization Process

Civil society groups often make their peaceful rally in front of Royal Palace, Phnom Penh, Cambodia 

As Western Europe and North America are enjoying a satisfactory level of civil society, some post-communist countries and most African countries have little progress or even regression in civil society development. Civil society is a significant component of democracy, apart from rule of law and separation of power. Democracy is meaningful when there is a strong civil society, which have strong participation in the socio-economic development, political decision-making process, and implementation of constitutions and other laws of a country.