Rohini Hensman: Democratic Rights at Home and Abroad: The Case of India
"...all‘civil society’ really means is capitalist society, with its multiple divisions and contradictions between capitalists and workers, majority and minorities...as well as competition within each category. Its ‘other’ is political society or the state, which is supposed to rise above the struggle of ‘each against all’ and manage it... In a democracy it is also supposed to protect the interests of weaker and more vulnerable sections of the population.. There are a few instances where this actually happens. But in general, the reality is much more complicated. Often, individuals carry their greed and prejudices with them from civil society into the state..."
Read more: http://dissidentvoice.org/2012/03/democratic-rights-at-home-and-abroad-the-case-of-india/