The troubling, even alarming trend of closing space for civil society around the world has a direct but not always recognized link to the large problem of state fragility.
An examination of the ways Western public and private funders are responding to the increasing restrictions on support for civil society around the world.
The spike in global protests is becoming a major trend in international politics, but care is needed in ascertaining the precise nature and impact of the phenomenon.
The development community faces a struggle between the push to make country ownership a fundamental tenet of foreign aid, and movement toward viewing societies as the true partners of such assistance.
With new kinds of civic actors appearing, and regime tactics affecting the possibilities for such actors to organize, donors should rethink their support for civil society.
After seeing its reach increase for decades, international support for democracy and human rights now faces a serious challenge.
A diverse, distinguished group of democracy experts and civil society practitioners from both donor and recipient countries analyze civil society aid in five regions, including country case studies of South Africa, the Philippines, Peru, Egypt, and Romania.
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