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6, 2015

Peculiarities of the Mechanisms of Functionality of Civil Society Organizations in Developed Democracies

Based on the most commonly used terminology of political science, the essence of the category civil society organizations is determined. Functional mechanisms of civil society organizations as voluntary, non-governmental, and nonprofit actors in the context of their powers determined by the authorities are analyzed.
The emphasis is put on the mechanisms that have practical importance for improvement of operation of the CSO. Mechanisms ensuring permanent nature of the CSOs activities and related to the conditions of their existence are examined. Importance of the mechanisms to contribute to improvement of the CSOs management and transparency is underlined. Certain mechanisms focused on the processes of self-regulation of the third sector are studied.
Keywords: civil society organization, nonprofit organization, legal status, funding, state, transparency, self-administration.

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Olena KLYMENKO