Citizenship, Democratic Participation, and Civil Society

Bidragets oversatte titel: Medborgerskab, demokratisk deltagelse og civilsamfund

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Resumé

Samarbejdet mellem det organiserede civilsamfund og den offentlige sektor er
blevet mere omfattende af flere grunde gennem de seneste årtier. For det første
ser den offentlige sektor sig i stigende grad nødsaget til at benytte sig af de
civile organisationer i fremskaffelse af social omsorg på grund af New Public
Management-strategiernes og de markedsbaserede løsningers manglende effektivitet.
For det andet har den offentlige sektor behov for præcise informationer
om marginaliserede gruppers sociale behov, ligesom den har problemer med at
repræsentere dem på grund af den voksende mangfoldighed, der præger disse
grupper såvel som befolkningen i almindelighed. Kun civilsamfundet og dets
organisationer synes at have den nødvendige indsigt og de ressourcer, der kræves
for at kunne repræsentere specifikke samfundsgrupper, samt den tid og energi,
der skal til for at sikre de udsatte sociale grupper den tilstrækkelige sociale omsorg.
For det tredje er civilsamfundets organisationer og deres aktiviteter stærkt
afhængige af den måde, den offentlige velfærdssektor er opbygget på. I løbet af
de seneste årtier har forholdet mellem marked, stat, civilsamfund og familie været
under markant forvandling på grund af både den finansielle krise og systematiske
omstruktureringer af velfærdsstaten. Denne artikel forsøger at udvikle en teoretisk
ramme til forståelse af den rolle, som civilsamfundets organisationer har i det
moderne velfærdssamfund, og vigtigheden af at indføre et deltagende demokrati
gennem aktiv inddragelse af alle borgere i beslutninger om social tryghed.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
BogserieCursiv
Vol/bind15
Udgave nummer2015
Sider (fra-til)27-44
Antal sider25
ISSN1901-8878
StatusUdgivet - nov. 2015

Emneord

  • civil society
  • citizenship
  • participation
  • participatory democracy
  • social capital

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