NGOs under Pressure in Partial Democracies

Hardcover | August 13, 2014

byCarolijn Terwindt, Chris van der Borgh

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Over the past decade, international human rights organizations and think tanks have expressed a growing concern that the space of civil society organizations around the world is under pressure. This book examines the pressures experienced by NGOs in four partial democracies: Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia and the Philippines. Based on fieldwork, it analyzes the complex processes of shrinking political space and the ways NGOs and grassroots organizations try to defend and reclaim their space.

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Over the past decade, international human rights organizations and think tanks have expressed a growing concern that the space of civil society organizations around the world is under pressure. This book examines the pressures experienced by NGOs in four partial democracies: Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia and the Philippines. Based on ...

Chris van der Borgh is an associate professor at the Centre for Conflict Studies, Utrecht University, The Netherlands.   Carolijn Terwindt holds a doctorate from Columbia University, USA. She is currently a legal advisor at the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin, Germany.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 8.9 × 5.36 × 0.92 inPublished:August 13, 2014Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230368344

ISBN - 13:9780230368347

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I: PRESSURES ON CIVIL SOCIETY IN PARTIAL DEMOCRACIES
1. Introduction
2. Partly Free, Partly Democratic?
3. Civil Society Organizations and Arenas of Contention
4. Partial Democracy and Pressures on Civil Society: Tentative Explanations
PART II: POLITICAL SPACE OF NGOS
5. Introduction
6. NGOs, Political Space and Pressures
7. Pressures on Political Space: an Overview
8. Explaining Pressures on NGOs
9. Research Methodology
PART III: NATIONAL CONTEXTS: PARTIAL DEMOCRATIZATION AND CIVIL SOCIETY
10. Introduction
11. Guatemala
12. Honduras
13. Philippines
14. Indonesia
15. Conclusion
PART IV: POLITICAL SPACE UNDER PRESSURE: TRENDS AND PATTERNS
16. Promotion of Sensitive Rights
17. Promotion of Truth, Good Governance and the Rule of Law
18. Claiming Natural Resources
19. Contesting Regime Legitimacy
20. Insecurity
21. Conclusion
PART V: DEFENDING, CLAIMING AND NEGOTIATING POLITICAL SPACE
22. Introduction
23. Responses: an overview
24. Defensive responses
25. Proactive responses
26. Conclusion
Conclusion
Annex
Bibliography