Civil society under growing state control?

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Civil society under
growing state control?
State regulation of civil society has grown consistently over the past decade, raising
concerns over the eroding role of the latter in shaping democratic decision-making. e
ERC-funded STATORG project has investigated this issue across several long-lived
democracies, considering country-specic regulations and how these aect civil society
Published in 2018, ‘The State and Civil Society’ provides an
unprecedented look into the origins of constraining civil society
legislation. Sure, this question had been tormenting researchers
for a while, as they tried to find out whether and how democratic
governments actually constrain civil society organisations. But
so far, their research has been mostly fragmented.
The crucialness of civil society
“This issue had not yet been considered across a wide range
of long-lived democracies while considering legislation appli-
cable to different types of organisations,” says Nicole Bolleyer,
Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Exeter.
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