Over the last two decades, interest in studying state regulation of organized civilsociety has increased across various disciplines in the social sciences. 1 The term “organized civilsociety,” as used in this study, refers to a wide variety of civilsociety organizations
2020. 2 While the overall project was broader in scope, 3 the articles in this special issue concentrate on civilsociety development and security dynamics, emphasizing the significance of the interrelations between the two fields for polities, policies, and politics in Central Asia.
Civilsociety is defined as a group of people who are combined to achieve common goals and who operate free from government control. 1 Civilsociety is seen as an integral component of democratization 2 of societies as well as a “healthy” component of established
Asia. 13 According to this approach, civilsociety organizations ( CSO s), which are “better placed, more credible and more knowledgeable and experienced in working with specific groups,” would play a pivotal role in helping to “identify and address the grievances that make individuals more vulnerable
Towards an “uncivil” society? Informality and civilsociety in
Tatia Chikhladzea and Huseyn Aliyevb
aResearch Centre for East European Studies, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany; bCentral and Eastern
European Studies, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
Since the early 1990s
In his fourth presidential inauguration on May 7 2018, Vladimir Putin claimed that the foundation for developing the country lays in the ‘harmonious unity of free citizens, of a responsible civilsociety, and of a strong, effective, and democratic government’.
At first glance, the emphasis
2019 will go down in the modern Russian history and the history of domestic media as the time of social solidarization – the consolidation of subjects in the conditions of forming a developed civilsociety in the country by the increasing role of the communicative and
developing political and economic systems similar to their neighbours in Western Europe. As was the case elsewhere across Eastern Europe and the former USSR, much of the aid was channelled through civilsociety (or what was deemed to represent a fledgling civilsociety in countries with little or no
Civilsociety has become increasingly muted as Putin has reconsolidated his grip on Russia following his 2012 election. 1 The branding of groups that displease the Kremlin as foreign agents has chilled the desire of many Russians to speak out or demonstrate. The hostile environment contributed
Those who seek to understand the general condition of civilsociety in contemporary Russia soon realize that there is no scholarly consensus on this subject. While many commentators report that increased restrictions imposed by the state place a heavy burden on nongovernmental organizations ( NGO