New findings from the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies

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The countries of Southern Europe, despite long traditions of authoritarian rule and clientism, have recently made significant progress towards creating strong civil society sectors. New data on Portugal, coupled with prior data on Italy and Spain, reveal civil society sectors that, while not as large as those in neighbouring countries of Western Europe, are nevertheless much larger than those in the transitional countries of Central and Eastern Europe.

For more information see The Portuguese Nonprofit Sector in Comparative Perspective, available at

Johns Hopkins Comparative Nonprofit Sector data are available on the web at

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