Independent NGOs’ strategies in conditions of state’s repressive policy: case of reaction to RF Federal Law on “Foreign Agents”
The article features an empirical perspective of the nonprofit sector in Central and East Europe (CEE), its scope and structure by different parameters. Among development factors with substantial impact on the evolution of the third sector in CEE particular attention is paid to the institutional heritage of the socialist period and of the early stages of the democratic transition; to the “harmonization” of legislation policy implemented as part of the EU accession in CEE; EU policies stimulating the participation of civil society organizations in the solution of social problems.
The development and use of Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been a contentios subject for the last three decades. while there has been a number of social science analysis of the issues, this is the first book to assess the role of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the debate at such wide geographic scale. The various posiotions, for and against GMOs, particularly with regards to trangenic crops, articulated by NGOs in the debate are dissected, classified and juxtaposed to corresponding campaigns. these are discussed in the context of paradigms, including nature fundamentalism and the organic movement, post-colonialism, food sovereignty, anti-globalism, sustainability and feminism. This book also analyses how NGOs interprete the debate and the persuasive communication tactics.
Public Chamber of Chelyabinskaya oblast in situation of regional inter-elite conflict.
The objective of paper is analysis of the role and place of Public Chamber of Chelyabinskaya oblast in the situation of inter-elite conflict in this region. It was a conflict between the team of governor Michael Yurevich, from one side, and coalition of persons from police and other ‘power’ structures with the part of industrial elite of region with non-formal leader chair of regional court Theodor Yiatkin, from other side. The positions of four groups of respondents – from government structures, from NGOs, from Muss-Media, and from academic community – concerning the participation of Public Chamber and it’s chair in regional inter-elite conflict are analyzed by means of materials of sixteen experts interview and focus-group.
Voluntary organizations have two main subtypes: voluntary associations and voluntary agencies. This article deals with voluntary associations, whereas a different article entitled ‘Voluntary Organizations’ deals with voluntary agencies. This article reviews association governance and leadership, history, prevalence rates and their determinants, purposive, and analytical types of associations, geographic scope, degree of paid staff dependence, targets of benefits (recipients), types of members, formalization and government recognition, misconduct and deviance in and by associations, government control issues, internal democracy, monomorphic and polymorphic associations, collaboration, intensity of activity, personal contact and relationships, membership requirements, prestige and power, and degrees and types of impact.
This article aims to provides a theoretical overview of social stock exchanges, as innovative tools of social investment attracting. In the article we define functions of SSEs, its main features and compare SSEs with traditional stock exchanges.
This paper analyses the impact of two reforms dealt with transparency improvement and adoption of more flexible regulation on effectiveness of procurement of a large state university (Higher School of Economics) in the period from 2008 to 2012. We evaluate the impact of two significant changes in the public procurement regulation: transfer to electronic auctions and adoption by this organization of its own Procurement Provision. We show that transfer to electronic auctions leads to higher competition and more significant price decreases, whereas the adoption of Procurement provision has an opposite effect. Regarding such indicator as delays in contracts execution, the first reform has no effect and the second regulation changes result in decreasing of delays.