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The Carnegie Civic Research Network is a network of leading experts on civic activism, dedicated to examining the changing patterns of civic activism in their countries and analyzing the implications for a new generation of civil society assistance. The Civic Research Network receives the support of the Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the UK Department for International Development, and the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

The Civic Research Network is led by Thomas Carothers, Maria Koomen, and Richard Youngs. To get in touch with the project team, please email Maria Koomen at

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    Thomas Carothers
    Senior Vice President for Studies
    Carothers is a leading authority on international support for democracy, human rights, governance, the rule of law, and civil society.
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    Richard Youngs
    Senior Fellow
    Democracy, Conflict, and Governance Program
    Youngs is an expert on the foreign policy of the European Union, in particular on questions of democracy support.

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