In sum, it would be unwise if the government of the day is still reluctant to view the civil society as part of their ‘survival kit'.
Without doubt, the state-civil society relation is essential for democracy.
'On Civil Disobedience' is basically an essay that analyses the individual's relationship to the state.
It concentrates on why a person remains obedient to the governmental law although he or she believes it to be prejudiced.
The essay has been variously titled but it is most often referred to simple as "On Civil Disobedience." Civil disobedience is a form of civil resistance. However the acts of civil disobedience must be distinguished from typical cases of crime and acts of civil rebellion.
Thoreau's political theories were not well known during his own time.
Mahatma Gandhi at that time was still a young lawyer in South Africa protesting the unfair government treatment to the immigrant workers from India.
From Thoreau, Gandhi found the techniques he subsequently used in the struggle for Indian independence.
The essay was in fact Thoreau's personal response to being imprisoned for breaking the law.
Thoreau decided to become a tax rebel because he despised slavery and that tax revenues contributed to the support of it.