and Th e Role of CivilSociety Andrés Serbin and Gilberto M. A. Rodrigues * CRIES firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com Abstract Th e authors argue in this article that the main dimensions to be considered regarding the imple- mentation of the Responsibility to Protect in Latin America and the Caribbean
CivilSociety in Africa or African CivilSociety? STEPHEN ORVIS ¤ ABSTRACT One of the most vociferous and voluminous debates in African politics over the past decade has been over the concept of civilsociety. Both optimists and pessimists in this debate tend to de ne (often implicitly) civil
Since the fall of communism in 1989 Southeast Europe has been a site of far-reaching societal transformation, much of it marked by political crisis, economic upheaval, ethnic tension, and bitter war. The book comprises articles investigating the history and development of civil society in post-communist Southeast Europe. How is civil society to be grasped, what are the historical factors shaping the civil societies of the region?, what is the function of civil society in the transition to democracy and a market-economy?, and what are the prospects for the future development of the civil societies of the region in an age of globalization?, –these are just a few of the major questions addressed in this collection of articles. Many of the authors are social scientists, philosophers, and activists from the region, offering first-hand critical analysis of the state of civil society in Southeast Europe and suggesting theoretical and practical strategies for the future course of its development. The aim is to provide the reader with insight into the complex challenges that face the civil societies of the region.
This article examines the complex, multiple and ambiguous roles of religiously-marked civilsociety organisations (hereafter, CSO ) during the Christian-Muslim communal violence in Maluku (or the Moluccas), eastern Indonesia. This article considers CSO s, such as the