Skip to Main Content
Maxwell School
Maxwell / Moynihan

TNGO Updates

Recent happenings from the TNGO Initiative

Article: ''How can politics change to serve future generations (on climate change, but lots of other stuff too)?'

 Permanent link
From Poverty to Power has posted a new item, 'How can politics change to serve future generations (on climate change, but lots of other stuff too)?'

No-one objected to yesterday’s rehash of a recent BS (blue sky, OK?) session, so here’s another. An hour in a cool café in Brixton market with Kiwi academic Jonathan Boston, wrestling with the really big question on climate change and the survival of our species: how could political institutions emerge that govern for future generations?

Jonathan, [...] 

Click here to read the full post.

Michael Edwards, well known author of the book 'Civil Society', summarizes his latest edition in 1000 words

 Permanent link

Title: When is civil society a force for social transformation?

Tagline: There are more civil society organizations in the world today than at any other time in history, so why isn't their impact growing? 

When you look at the numbers, the growth of civil society has been remarkable: 3.3 million charities in India and 1.5 million across the United States; NGOs like the Bangladesh Rural Advancement Committee that work with hundreds of millions of people; 81,000 international NGOs and networks, 90 per cent of them launched since 1975. That’s not counting all the street protests, social movements and informal community groups that are often omitted from the data. In the UK, for example, these latter outnumber registered charities by more than four to one.

Click here to read more.