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Civil Society: where are we today?
An overview of experiences prepared for Democratic Institutions and Democratic Governance – an OSCE / Human Dimension workshop, Warsaw, 12-14 May 2004
Professor Evgenii Dainov
Introduction
Clearly, at these gatherings what we are doing is trying to fuse theory with practice, in order to produce policy and to plan action. This is much more satisfying than the usual arguments around "theory versus practice" and vice versa. The downside is that the fusion we are aiming at entails responsibility. If we get it wrong, we do not simply get criticized by other thinkers. If we get it wrong, people suffer.

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