Colin Crouch on Civil Society - Dictionary of Arguments
Brocker I 948
Civil Society/Crouch: For Crouch, civil society is no solution to the post-democratic crisis as long as it pursues the same enforcement of particular goals as the associations and lobbies of industry and the populist parties with their popular campaigns and their political marketing.
Solution/Crouch: The purpose of politics would be to keep democratic institutions free from the dominance of economic power and to remove the influence of an unlegitimized expertocracy so that the state can once again take over "care of the lives of ordinary people"(1).
1. Colin Crouch, Postdemocrazia, Rom/Bari 2003 (engl.: Oxford 2004). Dt.: Colin Crouch, Postdemokratie, Frankfurt/M. 2008, p. 30
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