April 05, 2020

Illusion of independence: North Korea’s “civil organizations” and NGOs
Non-state-led collective action is an anathema to the country's politics - but progress is happening
Civil society can be difficult to define – some view it as the space outside of the state and business interests, while others define it as voluntary activity towards a certain cause.No matter the definition, North Korea is not exactly a bastion of civil society. The regime’s strict control on the population is well documented. While there is emerging evidence of growing non-legal