Posts Tagged: Civil Society
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.
The United Nations is not just about governments. Civil society has played an increasingly important role in UN deliberations.
U Win Tin spent 19 years in Rangoon's notorious Insein prison. The chief strategist of the National League for Democracy managed to keep organizing even behind bars.
This powerful collection of essays describes the citizen diplomacy and peace movements that have been taking root in India and Pakistan.
The market can provide poor and oppressed people throughout the world with useful goods and services, but can't affect broad, sustainable social transformation.
Understanding the strength of the Taliban and its supporters could provide needed insight on how to overcome the Taliban using other tools than just the military.