Julie Fisher

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Because there is so much evil in the world, I am intellectually curious about why people do good. I am passionate about democracy, linked as it is to improved economic performance, increased equality, political stability, good governance and the avoidance of war. However, democratization is also “a long, hard slog.” In my most recent book, Importing Democracy: The Role of NGOs in South Africa, Tajikistan and Argentina, I show how “democratization NGOs… an ignored global trend” take on this giant challenge.

My first book, The Road from Rio: Sustainable Development and the Nongovenrmental Movement in the Third World, was a pioneering overview of the worldwide growth of civil society which began in the 1970s. It was widely and favorably review
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White Anti-Racism

Robin D'Angelo's book, White Fragility and a recent piece in the Washington Post by Robin Givhan both gave me a taste of why I had instinctively held back from telling Black friends and co-workers over the years that, as a young white woman I had picketed Woolworths at age 16, marched on Montgomery, gotten spit on when I went out with a Black lawyer, and instinctively spoken up and caused good tro

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