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dc.contributor.authorRoggeband, Conny
dc.contributor.authorKrizsán, Andrea
dc.date.available2022-03-29T09:30:16Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1758-5899.12973
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14018/12808
dc.description.abstractScholars and NGOs have been raising alarms about the increasing political restraints that civil society organizations face globally. In this paper, we argue that closure is in fact a selective mechanism: governments attempt to reorganize civic space through a dual process of selective in- and exclusion of civil society organizations. Civil society organizations identified as critical of or even anti-government face obstruction and restraints, whereas simultaneously the space and state support for organizations identified as pro-government is expanded. Governments instrumentalize certain civil society organizations to their own benefit: they are sponsored and used to influence the realm of civil society in ways that directly legitimize state power and maintain an appearance of democracy. We illustrate our claims by discussing the reorganization of civic space in some countries of Central and Eastern Europe through the case of women’s rights activism.
dc.description.urihttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1758-5899.12973
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherWiley Online Library
dc.titleThe Selective Closure of Civic Space
dc.typeJournal article
dc.source.journaltitleGlobal Policy
dc.source.volume12
dc.source.issueS5
dc.source.spage23
dc.source.epage33
refterms.dateFOA2022-03-29T09:30:16Z
dc.contributor.unitDepartment of Gender Studies
dc.identifier.urlhttps://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1758-5899.12973


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