Academia and Civil Society

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In conceptualizations of civil society, universities and other institutions of post-secondary education are dealt with rather ambiguously. Academia is generally considered part of civil society, as part of the ‘third sector’, beyond the state and the market. However, many state-funded, state-governed and state-controlled academic institutions tend to behave more as extensions of the state. Applying […]

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Civil Society and the G20

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This post arises from my role as Chair, FIM-Forum for Democratic Global Governance Twenty civil society leaders from around the world engaged Canadian host Sherpa* Leonard Edwards and Sous Sherpa Graham Flack on 11 June 2010 in Ottawa around the issues of accountability of the G20 to the citizens of the world (in preparation for […]

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Civil Society and the G20

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This post arises from my role as Chair, FIM-Forum for Democratic Global Governance Twenty civil society leaders from around the world engaged Canadian host Sherpa* Leonard Edwards and Sous Sherpa Graham Flack on 11 June 2010 in Ottawa around the issues of accountability of the G20 to the citizens of the world (in preparation for […]

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