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.

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Views on civil society around the globe

The 2015 edition of the global ‘State of Civil Society’ report has been published by Civicus.

At the time of writing, Civicus website pages are appearing blank in VoluntaryNews web browsers. The pdf downloads work fine, but without a content index for the full 377 pages we can’t quickly summarise it for you!

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