Posts Tagged: Civil Society

Africa’s Success Story

Diamond-rich Botswana avoided the dreaded resource curse and established a prosperous, stable democracy. But political turmoil has begun to roil the traditionally placid society.
When it came to power in Poland, Solidarity liquidated all the citizens’ committees, which were composed of everyone from workers to university professors.

Foreign Agents

Some international NGOs promote universal norms and values while others advance the interests of governments. Is it possible to create space for one kind without the other?
Since the Arab Spring, artists have helped to foster a more vibrant civil society and pointed the way toward more durable democratic institutions.
Since the crash of 2008, writes guest columnist Sarah Anderson, global justice activists have begun to make progress in reining in the excesses of the financial industry.
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