Civil Society, Government,
and Governance Seminar
Civil Society, Government, and Governance was the theme for the 2004-2005 academic-year
Fellowship. Beginning in the 1990s, there was a
general euphoria over the future of civil society
and civil society organizations [CSOs], which were
lauded for their presumed ability to fund social
capital and to democratize the actions of the state.
(Examples of CSOs would include voluntary associations,
nonprofits, community-based organizations, NGOs,
social reform groups, and transnational private
In many countries, these
groups were increasingly asked to bear the burden
of social welfare programs as national bureaucracies
contracted with government retrenchment and privatization.
At the same time, they began to receive growing
recognition from organizations such as the United
Nations and the World Bank, efforts that underscored
the growing importance of transnational CSOs as
process, many untested assumptions about the value
of these organizations were integrated into public
policymaking. This interdisciplinary seminar will
examine the political roles of civil society organizations
from a variety of viewpoints and disciplines.
on Philanthropy and Civil Society has appoint
eight faculty fellows and five graduate-student
fellows for the 2004-2005 academic year. Fellows
were drawn from the social sciences and humanities.
Faculty Fellows received one course release
time for the year of their fellowship, and Doctoral
Fellows received a stipend of $5,000. All
full-time CUNY faculty members were eligible for
the Faculty fellowships (release-time awards were
subject to departmental approval); level III GSUC
students were eligible for Graduate fellowships. Deadline was Wednesday, April 21, 2004.
For Proposal with detailed information;
Faculty and Student Research
Foundation Field Studies on Social Justice