Threatened Intellectuals and the Consequences of Shrinking Civic Space

Christian Franklin Svensson

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Nation-state institutional power does not always guarantee autonomy for
individuals, so civil society organisations are often the main stakeholders in securing participation in democracy as well as social commentary. The organisations are thus providing an important facilitating role in order to establish relations between national and local actors and also between different sectors. Initiatives differ as some are of a long-term nature, whilst others are in a more investigative phase to solve pressing challenges, so how can both forms be accommodated? How to become more action-oriented, and how can better collaboration contribute to a focus on solutions and results?
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCIVIL SOCIETY AND THE FIGHT AGAINST DEMOCRATIC BACKSLIDING : Lessons from the past, struggles of today, solutions for tomorrow
EditorsEmil Marc Havstrup, Lea Friedberg
PublisherNyt Europa
Publication dateJan 2022
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2022


  • Civil society
  • Integration
  • Migration
  • Human Rights
  • Freedom of expression


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