Measuring the enabling environment of civil society : a global capability index

Show simple item record Fioramonti, Lorenzo Kononykhina, Olga 2015-03-20T06:03:31Z 2015-03-20T06:03:31Z 2015-04
dc.description.abstract During the last two decades, there have been various attempts at measuring and assessing the health of civil society. Some have focused almost exclusively on „counting‟ the nonprofit while others have assessed the strength of nongovernmental organizations. Yet, these sectors are just a small part of a much larger environment. Moreover, they are the result of Western conceptualizations of civil society, thus not very helpful to understand civic participation in non-Western settings. Taking stock of these fundamental issues, this article presents the conceptual framework and methodology of a new global index to measure the „enabling environment‟ of civil society, rather than its forms and institutional contours. Given the inherent diversity of civil societies worldwide, which defies any attempt at developing predetermined definitions, understanding the conditions that support civic participation becomes the most important objective for those interested in promoting a strong civil society arena. The index was launched by CIVICUS in late 2013 with the name of Enabling Environment Index and covers 200 countries and territories, making it the most ambitious attempt ever made at measuring civil society worldwide. en_ZA
dc.description.embargo 2016-04-30 en_ZA
dc.description.librarian hb2015 en_ZA
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dc.identifier.citation Fioramonti, L & Kononykhina, O 2015, 'Measuring the enabling environment of civil society : a global capability index', Voluntas, vol. 26, no. 2, p. 466-487. en_ZA
dc.identifier.issn 0957-8765 (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1573-7888 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s11266-014-9444-3
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Springer en_ZA
dc.rights © International Society for Third-Sector Research and The Johns Hopkins University 2014.The original publication is available at : en_ZA
dc.subject Civil society en_ZA
dc.subject Measurement en_ZA
dc.subject Assessment en_ZA
dc.subject Comparative analysis en_ZA
dc.subject Capabilities en_ZA
dc.subject Enabling environment en_ZA
dc.title Measuring the enabling environment of civil society : a global capability index en_ZA
dc.type Postprint Article en_ZA

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