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Activists - Treading Water
Activists - Treading Water

Author(s): Agnieszka Graff
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Transitions Online
Keywords: Central and Eastern Europe; NGO; Czech Republic; anonymous social activist; Hungary; Women’s Party

Summary/Abstract: An early decision by civil society groups in the East to be apolitical has left them holding the bag for governments that shirk basic responsibilities. [Some would argue that civil society in Europe’s so-called transition countries is at best stuck and at worst a Trojan horse for particular political creeds. The charitable Trust for Civil Society in Central and Eastern Europe recently asked some activists to take a critical look at the state of advocacy groups. This is one of several commentaries available on the trust’s website. – TOL]

  • Issue Year: 2009
  • Issue No: 01/27
  • Page Count: 5
  • Language: English