Civil Society and the ‘Commanding Heights’: The Civil Economy: Past, Present and Future

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Author: The Open University

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-900259-62-3

Civil society associations can run businesses and they can run organisations that aim to influence businesses. Together, these two sorts of association help to grow a civil economy. This paper, written by the Open University, reviews the history of the civil economy and looks ahead to how it may come to have a greater influence in the future.