Post Tagged with: "civil society"

Review – Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity

Review – Shanghai Gone: Domicide and Defiance in a Chinese Megacity

Shao’s remarkable work offers a rich interpretive approach to China’s complex urban landscape that will interest both China-watchers and urban scholars.

Review – Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuilding

Review – Local and Global Dynamics of Peacebuilding

Cubitt’s analysis of post-conflict reconstruction in Sierra Leone offers a unique case study for the critical and empirical examination of liberal peace-making.

Civil Society Participation and Deliberative Democracy in the European Union

Civil Society Participation and Deliberative Democracy in the European Union

There is a gap between high theory-driven expectations and the modest realities of civil society participation.

Moblization and Deliberation. EU for the Citizens?

Moblization and Deliberation. EU for the Citizens?

EU measures to mitigate the ‘democratic deficit’ have been largely insufficient to date, rather the role of deliberation should be to include alternative discourses.

Review – Women and Civil Society in Turkey

Review – Women and Civil Society in Turkey

Ömer Çaha’s in-depth study presents historical coverage of civil society in Turkey and identifies the various feminist movements that play a central role in the civil sphere.

A Weak State with a ‘Strong State’ Tradition: The Case of Turkey

A Weak State with a ‘Strong State’ Tradition: The Case of Turkey

Turkey is more democratic and more liberal than in past decades. But a state stuck between the mosque and the barrack cannot be called a strong state.

Civil Society and the Zimbabwean Crisis

Civil Society and the Zimbabwean Crisis

Underlying the debates about civil society, democratic change and agrarian transformation in Zimbabwe has been a deathly silence on whether civil society in fact exists in post-2000 Zimbabwe.

Depletion: The Costs of Unpaid Domestic Work

Depletion: The Costs of Unpaid Domestic Work

How is it possible to know if the non-recognition of the value of domestic work undermines the possibilities for achieving gender justice?

Dealing with Inter-Communal Violence in South Sudan

Dealing with Inter-Communal Violence in South Sudan

Conflict is not inevitable in South Sudan. All of the issues present in Jonglei can be addressed through enlightened government policies. While still young, the RSS may draw from lessons learned throughout the region.

The advocacy politics of NGOs: shaping society to respond to climate change

The advocacy politics of NGOs: shaping society to respond to climate change

In his seminal article The Tragedy of the Commons, Garret Hardin described a dilemma whereby individuals, acting independently and in rational pursuit of their own self-interest, will ultimately destroy shared, limited resources, even when it is accepted that this is not in anyone’s long-term interests. Today, climate campaigners see this unfolding before their eyes. But what does it mean for the study of advocacy politics?

Understanding Thailand’s political crisis

Understanding Thailand’s political crisis

When Asian leaders attending a summit meeeting – including the prime ministers of China and Japan – had to be whisked out of a besieged luxury Pattaya hotel by helicopter on 11 April, it was official: Thailand is in deep political trouble.

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