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Civil Society, International Aid and the State: Exploring Social and Political Change in Former Socialist Spaces after 1991
August 31 - September 1, 2012
Venue: Tallinn, Estonia
Organizer(s): Tallinn University
Contact: E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
This workshop wants to study the interaction between civil society and the political forces operating at different levels of the state. Research aims are at recharting the relationships between civil society, international donors and the state in order to explore three questions: What are the limits of international forces in democracy promotion strategies that target civil society as the main actor in the sociopolitical transition of a country?; What are the factors that allow civil society to play a role in the effective pluralisation and democratization of a country?; Is there any mechanism diffusing those factors across regions and continents and what are the reasons for a successful export of factors and strategies? Conversely what factors have been the most important in limiting this diffusion?