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The COVID-19 pandemic and possibilities for Arab ‘risk society’

  • Professor Larbi Sadiki & Associate Professor Layla Saleh,

COVID-19 may afflict without discrimination, but not all polities, economies and societies can equally withstand its damage and rebuild in its aftermath.

How Kong’s civil society networks have contributed to the containment of COVID-19

  • Sophie Chen & Associate Professor Chris Chan ,

The networks and solidarity formed by the democracy movement laid the groundwork for a prompt civil society response to COVID-19.

Transnational civil society in Asia

WEBINAR: Transnational interactions among civil society actors in Asia are helping to strengthen common democratic values.

Speaking no truth to power in a time of coup: Myanmar’s Human Rights Commission

  • Dr Jonathan Liljeblad,

Myanmar’s Human Rights Commission has been noticeably silent which raises issues regarding expectations of human rights institutions against regimes inimical to human rights.

The dark side of civil society? How Thailand’s civic networks foster autocracy

  • Dr Janjira Sombatpoonsiri,

Royalist civil society networks operate as repressive forces which reduce democratic space.