Civil society

Report

28 Nov 2018

Given today’s challenging geopolitical conditions and the evolving nature of the international climate regime since Paris, civil society must now once again recalibrate its strategies to ensure continued and increasing relevance.

This is one of four background papers feeding into a synthesis paper entitled...

Report

28 Nov 2018

Globally, actors other than nation states (such as cities, state and regional governments, businesses and civil society groups) are contributing to international governance, particularly in relation to climate change.

Report

13 Nov 2018

This report presents findings from the first ever quantitative survey on kindness in communities and public services. The data reveals a reassuring and yet complex picture of kindness in the UK and Ireland, with generally high levels of kindness reported, but at the same time...

Report

8 Nov 2018

The rise of harmful speech online is a threat to Canada’s democracy. This report outlines how governments and digital platform companies can better address hate and harassment, including the creation of a Moderation Standards Council.

Report

2 Nov 2018

This report adds significantly to previous work by the Carnegie UK Trust and Joseph Rowntree Foundation that uncovered powerful examples of where kindness and everyday relationships can affect change and support the wellbeing of individuals and communities.

Report

But digital divides persist
9 Oct 2018

According to this new Pew Research Center analysis, most sub-Saharan Africans feel positively about the role the internet plays in their country. Large majorities say the increasing use of the internet has had a good influence on education in their country, and half or more...

Report

26 Jul 2018

This publication is an edited transcript featuring the remarks made by John Howard at the launch of The Centre for Independent Studies’ Culture, Prosperity and Civil Society Program on 10 July 2018.

Discussion paper

4 Jul 2018

To support the development of the second National Action Plan, the Australian Government is seeking input from a wide range of stakeholders, both through national roundtables and through the online consultation website. The purpose of this paper is to prompt discussion and raise issues for...

Report

7 May 2018

The wave of civic space constraints – which is unlikely to recede soon – has been the focus of much study and discussion. This report examines how donor governments can effectively support civic space in this challenging environment.

Report

12 Dec 2017

This research found civil society organisations are feeling pressured to take a more cautious approach to advocacy, in order to sustain and protect their other functions and services.

Report

1 Dec 2017

This report argues that there is need for reforms to ensure that the current definition of charities, which recognises advocacy as a part of an organisation’s charitable purpose, be protected and advanced.

Report

8 Nov 2017

Understanding the true meaning of Australian history, and debunking the perennial claims routinely made about the role our supposedly perpetual history of ‘racism’ allegedly continues to play in Australian society, is increasingly in the national interest today.

Journal article

15 Jul 2017

The year 1994 was a particularly interesting one in Samoan politics.

Journal article

17 Mar 2017

This paper concludes that civil society organizations in Bangladesh are often politicized and co-opted by different political parties.

Discussion paper

11 Jul 2016

We are faced with a new kind of fundamentalism – call it ‘minority fundamentalism.’ It has all the features of religious fundamentalism, such as ideological fanaticism, intolerance of dissent, and a Manichaean certainty about truth and falsehood. The goal of the minority fundamentalists is to...

Commentary

Article

2 Jun 2016

In November 2015, soon after he became Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull committed the Australian government to participating in the Open Government Partnership, something that had been promised by the Rudd/Gillard Labor Government but not acted upon by the Abbott Coalition Government.

The Open Government...

Journal article

10 May 2016

Cïvitäs plays out in the real world in terms of how we work together as a family, a tribe, a community, a country and as stewards of the planet. Success or failure can be judged by how well we are managing, or not managing, a...

Commentary

23 Mar 2016

A coalition of organisations forced the hands of the world’s major polluters and forged a new politics of climate

THE INTERNATIONAL climate change agreement reached in Paris in December 2015 was an extraordinary diplomatic achievement, uniting 195 countries around a highly ambitious agenda...

Article

17 Mar 2016

Cities are becoming self-aware. Despite re-emerging as a political force within the volatile context of a global market economy, cities are currently struggling to position themselves within a tangled network of private companies, national interest and a mobile population of highly-educated knowledge workers.

As...

Report

12 Feb 2016

Overview

God appears to be resurgent in 21st century societies around the world. As our awareness of the claims made by religion becomes more acute, it is ever more important to understand those claims as well as the challenges and contributions religious belief...

Overview

 

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