Cyber activism is a useful complement to other forms of activism but not as a decisive game changer for Thailand’s corrosive political divide.
The Kamour sit-in’s self-sufficient organization, open participatory style, mostly peaceful tactics, and realistic demands—along with the government’s understanding and relative openness to dialogue—is a model that barely exists in other Arab countries.
A new, creative activism is sweeping through Uganda and challenging the old-style, conformist, traditional forms of organizing.
Civic mobilization is an increasingly significant element of global politics—and an increasingly effective one.
Civic cooperation in Turkey is a promising trend, potentially reinforcing the effects of different actors’ work in a country where sustained, long-term efforts have been rare.
Around the world, newly assertive illiberal regimes are becoming increasingly adept at restricting civil society through legal constraints, forcing civil society groups to rethink the way they operate.
Actions by governments around the world to restrict space for civil society have continued to multiply.
The closing of civic space has become a defining feature of political life in an ever-increasing number of countries.
Members of Carnegie’s Civic Research Network participated in a Reddit AUA on the important changes under way in civil society across the globe.
The EU needs to map out a clear strategic approach to tackle restrictions on civil society around the world.