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Proud to say this text, “Digital Public Coverage: New Priorities for Nonprofits” has simply been printed. It’s derived from classes discovered getting ready the Built-in Advocacy report and this text on media protection of civil society and covid.
My co-authors, Toussaint Nothias and Amelie-Sophie Vavrovsky and I define the various methods during which civil society is now bounded by and depending on the various public coverage domains that form digital areas.
Probably the most fundamental distillation of the argument is that this: civil society is the place we specific ourselves, collect collectively (for non-market, non-state actions) and take collective motion, usually contrapuntally to the “mainstream” actions of markets and governments. In our occasions, most acts of expression (or mere communication) and gathering are depending on info exchanged digitally. Simply as digital practices and public coverage form on-line expression and meeting, civil society additionally form digital practices and insurance policies. They’re entwined with one another. Whether or not we’re contemplating public coverage selections about privateness, expression, meeting and affiliation or contemplating rules about philanthropy, nonprofit constructions, and protest or free expression we’re speaking about enjoined programs.
You’ll be able to obtain a replica of the article right here. (hope this isn’t paywalled)
P.S. Due to everybody who has reached out to me after receiving these blogs posts/emails and supplied good needs, hoping that the return of the weblog signifies an enchancment in my well being. I want they have been immediately correlated. Actually, my return to running a blog is motivated by the destruction of Twitter. I’m chronically in poor health and disabled by Lengthy Covid and am running a blog once I can.