American International Journal of Social Science

ISSN 2325-4149(Print), ISSN 2325-4165(Online) DIO: 10.30845/aijss

Corporate Social Responsibility and Contribution Civil Society Makes to the Present Development of International Public Law
Filip Turčinović

Modern understanding of civil society in the spirit of globalization considers institutions of both local and global character that generally mediate between an individual and a state on the basis of volunteer principles as well as of a specific voluntarism. Historically, the civil society concept emerged as a reaction to methods of solving social character and market economy conflicts. There are numerous and various approaches, but we are going to present only few of them as essential ones, in order to get dominant features of the phenomenon emphasized. Some authors emphasize that it is actually a public reaction to social inequality. Numerous are supporters of these approaches, pleading that it is, in other words, a debating field where, among the other things, various interrelations of individuals, society as a whole and states are developed. There are authors defining it as a sphere of ideas, values, institutions and organizations of active networks of individuals within families, states and markets, acting beyond frontiers of national states and their policies and economies. Obviously, a civil society concept is the ambiguous one that could be discussed starting from the basis of numerous different aspects.

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