Limits to Global Civil Society: Gaps Between Western Donors and Russian NGOs

  • Lisa Sundstrom
Part of the International Political Economy Series book series (IPES)


Over the past decade, transnational assistance organizations based in the West, including foreign state aid agencies, intergovernmental organizations, and Western NGOs, dramatically fuelled the growth of NGOs in developing and democratizing states. Proponents of the concept of a global civil society have often cited growing transnational linkages among nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) from different areas of the world as evidence of increasing global consensus and community among citizens (Wapner 1995 and 2000; Mathews 1997). Some have argued that foreign aid to local NGOs is a contributing factor in the development of a strong global civil society (Wapner 1995: 335).


Civil Society Domestic Violence Sexual Harassment Global Civil Society Russian Woman 
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