The state authorities and civil society varyingly function for the well-being of people. The state authorities serve people’s interest by making and implementing laws and policies on various socio-economic, political and other aspects, providing different services for people, whereas civil society serves the interest of people by representing public voices, raising concerns, providing intellectual inputs or suggestions, contributing to expected changes and reformations in various aspects. As a result, the state authority and civil society are sometimes cooperative to each other and sometimes oppositional because of perspective and other differences. Read more here.
Source: New Age