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Article: Global Civil Society. Myth or Reality?

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Join for a video interview on global civil society with Prof. Helmut Anheier, PhD, Professor of Sociology and Dean at the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin. Does global civil society really exist or is it more like a cosmopolitan myth? What are its strengths and weaknesses? What global challenges can it tackle best? Does it bring more democracy and accountability to our world?

With over 21,000 non-governmental organizations registered with the Union of International Associations, global civil society is growing exponentially. Prof. Anheier, one of most authoritative academic voices on civil society, has accepted to offer an interview for and to help us solve some of the puzzles behind the elusive concept of “global civil society”.

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Corina Murafa

Corina Murafa holds a Master in Public Policy, with a focus on economic policy and European governance, from the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. An energy expert, Corina's current work in Romania was preceded by stints with the United Nations Development Programme, Deloitte Consulting, and with the Romanian Academic Society. She is a former Open Society Institute fellow (New York) and is currently an associate fellow for the Aspen Institute Romania, where she acts as elected Chairperson of the alumni network.