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date: 19 November 2017

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This article evaluates the capacity of civil society to transform power relations. It discusses difference meanings of civil society and argues that each carries with it a parallel understanding of power and its components. It analyzes the changing forms and spaces of power, as well as the levels across which they occur, and explores some of their implications for civil society in practice. It also considers empirical evidence of civil society's transformational role.

Keywords: civil society, power relations, spaces of power, transformational role, empirical evidence

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