Vol. 7 No. 4-5 (2013)
Articles

Civic organizations and citizens-an alternative approach to understanding civic engagement

Published December 30, 2013
György Szabados
University of Debrecen, Centre for Agricultural and Applied Economic Sciences, Faculty of Applied Economics and Rural Development
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Szabados, G. . (2013). Civic organizations and citizens-an alternative approach to understanding civic engagement. Applied Studies in Agribusiness and Commerce, 7(4-5), 137-141. https://doi.org/10.19041/APSTRACT/2013/4-5/19

The importance of nonprofit, and inside classic civic sector is usually approached on the basis of figures of the Statistical Office. Based on these, we may assume these to have a slight or intermediate role in the greater economy regarding economic capacity and human resources. Actually, we cannot have a closer look into local conditions and circumstances which would contribute to a better understanding of how civic organizations are connected to citizens. It is difficult to estimate the background, effect, personal movements behind the civic sector; international literature discusses this issue in the framework of civic engagement. In a private examination, I may also contribute to the alternative approach to the importance of the civic organization sector by studying and measuring the complex indicator termed “civic involvement”. Additionally, a small scale pilot examination has revealed a better, more precise description of the connection between citizens and civic organizations, which may also enable the better planning of local municipal interventions.