This essay analyses how the ‘foreign agent’ law has been interpreted and implemented by the Russian authorities and examines diverse NGO survival strategies in response to the ‘foreign agent’ label. The foreign agent law has disrupted and transformed resource mobilisation strategies and transnational NGO networks. Based on qualitative research on environmental NGOs, we offer a typology of NGO responses to the foreign agent law, providing examples to show how the organisations attempt to ensure their survival.
Tysyachnyouk, M., Tulaeva, S., & Henry, L. A. (2018). Civil Society under the Law ‘On Foreign Agents’: NGO Strategies and Network Transformation. Europe-Asia Studies, 70(4), 615-637. https://doi.org/10.1080/09668136.2018.1463512