Our increasingly global world is governed and managed by transnational economic and financial corporate powers which enact control over political power. In this context, an “evisceration of democracy” is to be feared (Fraser, 2013, p. 5) with a silencing and disempowering effect on organizations and citizens, particularly on those who are vulnerable and disenfranchised, such as immigrants and refugees 1 and their advocates. However, in a “relatively” democratic state, citizens have the power to reclaim and assert their voices and identities to advocate against injustice and discrimination, as in the case we shall discuss.
Civil Society Engagement: Achieving Better in Canada, Edited by Patricia M. Daenzer
Daenzer, P. (Ed.). (2018). Civil Society Engagement. New York: Routledge.