Civil liberties brings higher levels of volunteering

A study into volunteering and democracy in former Soviet Union countries found that increased civil liberties lead to higher levels of volunteering, rather than the other way round.

An article on Third Sector Research Centre’s blog goes into a little more detail on the research behind whether volunteering is an outcome or a driver of democratisation. A linked full article ‘Civil liberties and Volunteering in Six Former Soviet Union Countries’ in Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly requires a subscription or one-off payment.