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Citizenship for Change presented at SID Netherlands Chapter's event!
On June 18, 2012 the SID Netherlands Chapter hosted a lecture by Hilary Wainwright, Social Change, Civil Society, and the Role of the State. SID journal Development, Vol. 55.2 'Citizenship for Change' , produced in partnership with Hivos, was presented by Remko Berkhout, knowledge officer on civil society building programme at Hivos, who has co-edited this journal issue together with Fieke Jansen.
Editorial by Wendy Harcourt 'The Challenge of Civic Action for Development'
Introduction by Remko Berkhout and Fieke Jansen 'The Changing Face of Citizen Action'
The launch of the journal took place on the occasion of the last lecture of the 2011-2012 SID NL lecture series The State in a Globalizing World. Hilary Wainwright, research director at the Transnational Institute (TNI), and co-editor of Red Pepper delivered a lecture on 'Rethinking the state in the context of financial, environmental and social chaos'.
In our rapid changing societies, it is often the state that codifies what society has already developed and accepted in terms of social change and innovation. We need such innovation and social transformation in order to cope with the challenges of new scarcities. What role has the state, if any, in these processes? And what kind of state?
To learn more about SID Netherlands activities, how to participate or how to become member of the chapter, please visit the SID Netherlands Chapter website at: www.sid-nl.org