The Associational Counter-Revolution


In the early 1990s, an ‘associational revolution’ swept through Central Europe and the former Soviet Union. Recently, however, there are signs that a counter-revolution is under way and spreading globally. A study by ICNL found that countries in all regions have used the law to constrain civil society. This article by ICNL’s president and vice president from the September 2006 issue of Alliance magazine summarizes ICNL’s survey of the challenges.