Civil Society and Civic Engagement in a Time of Change

Volume 47 Number 2A
Published: December 14, 2016
This article draws on contributions to the IDS 50th Anniversary Conference stream dedicated to citizen voice, agency and accountability to explore the shifting relationship between civil society, the state and the private sector, as well as looking at the nature of civic engagement. The role of digital technologies in civic engagement in the context of a turbulent new political landscape is also examined in order to understand the spaces that might be opened and closed by these technologies.


  • Civil Society
From Issue: Vol. 47 No. 2A (2016) | States, Markets and Society – New Relationships for a New Development Era