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Civil Society, Philanthropy and the Fate of the Commons

Civil Society, Philanthropy and the Fate of the Commons

Bruce Sievers, PACS Visiting Scholar.

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The development of civil society, its legacy, and how these trends help or hurt modern efforts.

Among the greatest challenges facing humanity in the twenty-first century is that of sustaining a healthy civil society, which depends upon managing the tension between individual and collective interests. Bruce R. Sievers explores this issue by investigating ways to balance the public and private sides of modern life in a manner that allows realization of the ideal of individual freedom and, at the same time, makes possible the effective pursuit of the common good.