Editor’s Note: In June 2015, the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society hosted its second Junior Scholars Forum. The following article covers a not-yet-published research paper presented there. To learn more about the research, readers can contact the paper's author, Jennifer N. Brass ([email protected]). A sizable body of research points to a connection between the strength of civil society—as measured, in part, by the presence of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs)—and the level o…

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