Civil Society Institutions our Hope For a Better Future
25 September 2013
Posted by: Author: Stiaan Klue
Author: Stiaan Klue (The SAIT)
SAIT issues new draft Constitution for comment.
Civil society institutions are the hallmark of democracy and wider social stability. They are necessary to allow individuals to organise and express their unique interests and allow orderly communication between groups.
Properly balanced institutions are the foundation to promote peace, order and coordination. They are a bulwark against discord, agony, and violence.
In this vein, business institutions play a critical role in society and can take many forms - large accountancy firms for example allow talented individuals to fully express themselves by providing access to a brand and a network of colleagues and clients. Law firms may cultivate new talent whilst expanding their business model into new territories.
Equally, the state is mandated by society to provide necessary services. In a democracy, the rule of law and the voting-booth protects against abuse and is designed to keep government accountable. A symbiotic relationship therefore exists between the individual and the organised group or institution.
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