Political society

Political Society vs. Civil Society – Mackinac Center

In his introduction to a 1996 Mackinac Center budget study, the late Joseph Overton wrote a masterful essay on the differences between the coercive instruments of what he called “political society” and the voluntary institutions of civil society (defined by the Centre’s Michael LaFaive as “that network of private groups, community associations , religious organizations, […]

Political society

The resurgence of religio-political society raises concerns

[ad_1] WASHINGTON, July 11, 2006 (RFE / RL) – Given the opaque nature of the Iranian government, the public might never know how pervasive the activities of the Hojjatieh Society really are. But former vice president Abtahi was quoted by the hard-line daily “Kayhan” on July 5 as saying that several members of the Hojjatieh […]