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Bernadett Sebaly: Strengthening Democracies Through Broader Participation?

“Community organizing is a new approach to civil society development in post-socialist Eastern Europe,” our Research Affiliate Bernadett Sebaly writes in her article in Sozial Extra.

“With a strong focus on "people power" and progressive values, it can effectively transform civic and political culture. For countries affected by democratic backsliding and autocratization, it offers a recipe for building participatory, egalitarian democracies that go beyond the formal conditions of the rule of law,” she argues.

Read the full article (in German) here.

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