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Gianluca Sgueo
NYU Florence Lecturer ‘Media, Activism & Democracy’ and Professor of ‘Global Advocacy’ at Vrije University in Bruxelles. Department Director at the Institute of Competitiveness Read More ...
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Civil Society activism opens up possibilities for more democratic national and supranational governance. But there are also tensions: chief among them issues of accountability and competition. Our panelists will discuss the risks and promises of civil society activism in promoting democratization.

 

Activism promoted by civil society actors opens up possibilities for more democratic national and supranational governance. Non­governmental organizations, think tanks, foundations, universities, and activists with no formal connections to civil society organisations operate as drivers of participatory democracy at the national and global levels. However, activism from civil society actors shows a number of tensions ­ e.g. the accountability of civil society organization, the competition among them ­ that may hamper the impact they have on the democratization of the national and global arenas.Activism promoted by civil society actors opens up possibilities for more democratic
national and supranational governance. Non­governmental organizations, think tanks, 
foundations,  universities,  and  activists  with  no  formal  connections  to  civil  society 
organisations operate as drivers of participatory democracy at the national and global 
levels. However, activism from civil society actors shows a number of tensions ­ e.g. 
the  accountability  of  civil society  organization,  the  competition  among  them ­  that 
may hamper the impact they have on the democratization of the national and global 
arenasActivism promoted by civil society actors opens up possibilities for more democratic national and supranational governance. Non­governmental organizations, think tanks,foundations, universities, and activists with no formal connections to civil society organisations operate as drivers of participatory democracy at the national and global levels. However, activism from civil society actors shows a number of tensions ­ e.g. the accountability of civil society organization, the competition among them ­ that may hamper the impact they have on the democratization of the national and global arenas.
 
 
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6:00pm Introduction
Gianluca Sgueo, NYU Florence Professor

6:05pm Civil Society Activism and Democracy: Risks and Promises
Vigjilenca Abazi, Centre for European Research in Maastricht (CERiM), Giulio Carini, Riparte Il Futuro, Angelo Gennaro, Campaigner, Jamal Shahin, Institute for European Studies (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

7:00pm  Q&A

 
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