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CIVICUS Global Survey of the State of Civil Society, Volume1: Country Profiles

V. Finn Heinrich, editor
CIVICUS Global Survey of the State of Civil Society, Volume1: Country Profiles
ISBN: 978-1-56549-235-6
2007/454 pages/LC: 2006103415
A Kumarian Press Book

"This book presents, in one volume, a fascinating tour of the state of civil society in nations around the globe."—Voluntas


How can something as vast and contested as civil society be measured? Answering that question, the hundreds of members and partners that contribute to the CIVICUS Civil Society Index (CSI)  focus here not only on measurable, short-term indicators, but also on long-term and more complex processes that are often neglected elsewhere.

Concise profiles of 44 countries consider such factors as civic engagement, democracy, corruption, social capital, gender equity, civil society's role in policy, and the overall health of each country's civil society. Assessments are followed by policy recommendations. The result is arguably the most encompassing picture of civil society produced to date.


V. Finn Heinrich is research director at Transparency International.


  • Foreword—Kumi Naidoo.
  • Introduction—the Editors.
  • CIVICUS Civil Society Index: Conceptual Framework and Research Methodology—V.F. Heinrich and C. Malena.
  • Argentina.
  • Bolivia.
  • Bulgaria.
  • Chile.
  • China.
  • Croatia.
  • Cyprus.
  • Czech Republic.
  • Ecuador.
  • Egypt.
  • Fiji.
  • Georgia.
  • Germany.
  • Ghana.
  • Greece.
  • Guatemala.
  • Honduras.
  • Hong Kong.
  • Indonesia.
  • Italy.
  • Lebanon.
  • Macedonia.
  • Mongolia.
  • Montenegro.
  • Nepal.
  • The Netherlands.
  • Northern Ireland.
  • Orissa.
  • Poland.
  • Romania.
  • Russia.
  • Scotland.
  • Serbia.
  • Sierra Leone.
  • Slovenia.
  • South Korea.
  • Taiwan.
  • Togo.
  • Turkey.
  • Uganda.
  • Ukraine.
  • Uruguay.
  • Vietnam.
  • Wales.
  • Annex: Research Methods Implemented in Each Country.