Civil Society Institute (CSI)

ECOSOC Status: None
Type: NGO working on Crime
Address: Santa Clara University
Santa Clara CA 95053
Country: United States of America
Region: Northern America
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Areas:
  • Anti-Corruption
Short description:
The Civil Society Institute is a program dedicated to educating students, scholars, and the public in the classic themes of political economy and their relevance to contemporary policy issues. In addition to training top undergraduate students, CSI also hosts public lectures and events to explore ideas and policy issues of importance and relevance to civil society.


CSI addresses the enduring questions of social philosophy: What values and public policies promote and sustain a humane, tolerant, diverse, and prosperous society? The CSI faculty stress the particularistic nature of social conditions and opportunities. Such knowledge is best utilized by letting social action evolve bottom-up, through voluntary channels of civil society, as opposed to top-down direction by political society.
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