Posts Tagged: Civil Society
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.
A tribunal this year uncovered grave violations against the human, economic, and cultural rights of Filipinos by Washington and their own leaders.
Even as the U.S. and Europe reach out to Belarus amid tensions with Russia, the country is resurrecting controversial Soviet-era policies.
Under increasing pressure from Moscow, Russia's civil society activists are fleeing the country in alarming numbers.
When it came to power in Poland, Solidarity liquidated all the citizens’ committees, which were composed of everyone from workers to university professors.
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?
A long-term alternative to war can only be built by popular movements in Iraq and Syria. These movements still matter, and they deserve our solidarity — not our bombs.
In Poland, the market has replaced Solidarity as a symbol of civil society.
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.