News | October 2021
In 2021, Civic Futures founders FICS and FGHR wrote a journal article with partner OSF for the UK-based thinktank, The Foreign Policy Centre.
The Foreign Policy Centre asked us to examine the UK’s wide-ranging, new ‘Integrated Review‘ of foreign, defence and development policy, and especially its prominent commitments to Open Societies and ‘being a force for good’ in the world. The Integrated Review commits the UK Government to consulting, defending and working with civil society all over the world. We look at where this policy framework may lead to the promotion and protection of civic space around the world, and where it could lead to harm. We urge the UK Government to make good on its commitment to open societies by making a new high priority commitment of championing civic space. We also make specific calls on the UK Government to: