CIVICUS launches the "CIVICUS Global Survey of the State of Civil Society: Volume 1"
The CIVICUS Civil Society Index Global Survey of the State of Civil Society: Volume 1 is the result of rigorous self-examination by civil society actors around the world. By featuring the civil society profiles of 44 countries around the world, the publication presents a detailed, yet concise description of the current state of civic activism, highlights the key strengths and weaknesses of each country’s civil society and puts forward specific recommendations to strengthen the sector’s capacity to contribute to positive social change. Indeed, the Global Survey of the State of Civil Society provides a unique contribution to the ongoing debate on civil society both empirically and conceptually. But how is something as vast and contested as civil society measured?
The Global Survey on the State of Civil Society focuses not only on measurable, short-term indicators, but also on long-term and more complex processes so often neglected in evaluations of civil society. The research results are building blocks to strengthen and safeguard civic space for people to meet and act together for a just society. This groundbreaking report was launched globally at 2007 CIVICUS’World Assembly this May in Glasgow, Scotland. For more information, see www.civicus.org/new/media/CIVICUSGlobalSurveyoftheState-CivilSocietyflier2.pdf
Jacob M. Mati
Tel: 27 11 833-5959, ext. 117
CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation
PO BOX 933, 2135, Johannesburg, South Africa
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