Civil society organizations can take certain steps to shore up their own legitimacy despite growing hostility to their work.
A series of essays by leading scholars and activists on efforts around the world to improve and defend civil society’s legitimacy.
In April 2018, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Kawakibi Democracy Transition Center co-organized a workshop of the Carnegie Civic Research Network in Tunis, Tunisia.
The EU’s external financing instruments should be improved to make the union’s civil society support efforts more politically effective and more closely aligned with strategic aims.
The disputed 2017 elections intensified tensions between Kenya’s civil society and its political institutions, and new activists were empowered to keep their leaders in check.
Volunteer activities in Ukraine have decreased since 2014. While civic activists have not given up, serious concerns persist about Ukrainian civil society's impact.
Brazil seems strangely quiet. Protests come and go in cycles, but the change in activism is troubling amid increasing dissatisfaction with the country’s democracy.
Despite a large-scale crackdown on civil society, groups in Turkey are adjusting their institutions and preserving their voices with a cautious eye to the future.
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosted a two-day meeting of its Civic Research Network in Prague, Czech Republic.
What trends can we decipher when it comes to modern protests? Is there a pattern to the grievances that helps to explain the current spike in citizen mobilisation?