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Deep democracy : Civic Driven Change Initiative

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Abstract: For many decades, the main driver of progress in developing countries was considered to be either the state or the market. Civil society existed only in relation to, and by the grace of, these forces. But people-centred development requires that individuals take control and address the problems in their communities. People and organizations should acquire a stronger position in relation to both the state and the market. Real change can only be achieved through challenging dominant political and economic interests. In January and May of 2008, a group of eight intellectuals, critical scientists and practitioners – each from a different country and background – examined the main elements of a new approach to development in a brainstorming session. The group members formed the Civic Driven Change (CDC) Initiative at the prompting of Alan Fowler and Kees Biekart.
Authors: Bieckmann, F.
Category: Policy
End Page: 16
Serial number: 10
ISSN: 1874-2033
Journal: The Broker
Keywords: development policy , civil society , democratisation , participation
Language: eng
Organization: The Broker
Year: 2008
Right: © 2008 IDP. This article has been licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported license.
Subject: Social and Political Change
Start Page: 9
Title: Deep democracy : Civic Driven Change Initiative