The Role of Civil Society in Public Governance

Veronika Džatková

Abstrakt

One of the elementary conditions of democratic society includes, among others, an active and powerful civil society which acts as an intermediary between the state and citizens. Moreover, the functioning and effective civil society represents the way to influence the public governance. The aim of the article is to research the scope of the relationship between civil society and public governance in the particular post-communist country – the Slovak Republic, where preconditions for establishing a civil society were completely different than in Western democracies. Moreover, the article examines, with the help of analysis and synthesis methods, the contribution that an efficient civil society can make to the democratization process and good governance.

Słowa kluczowe: civil society, public governance, political participation, democratization process, Slovak republic
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