It was a great relief to read that we would probably be able to give a pretty good assessment of the progress and impact of the work we are doing. It all sounds a lot less daunting now.
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Overview of Civil Society in the Arab World (Praxis Paper 20)
There is a relative shortage of literature on the state of civil society in the Arab World, at a time when it faces daunting challenges.
As well as surveying the status of the sector in the region, this paper poses and starts to address vital questions facing civil society in the Arab World, such as: What are the major constraints to civil society resources? Can people interact with and learn about others? Are CSOs capable of stating their case? What are the major constraints to people expressing themselves? Is access to information accessible, plentiful and suitable for non-literate as well as literate users? What are the major constraints to information? Are there well functioning ways, places and capabilities for civic interests to be continuously expressed? What are the major constraints to interaction and civic participation?
|Author||Mervat Rishmawi with Tim Morris|