Creating a Better World: Interpreting Global Civil Society

ISBN: 9781565491885
Publisher: Kumarian Press
Publication Date: 2004-09
Number of pages: 224
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* Takes an interdisciplinary approach to interpreting global civil society
* Contributors are some of the leading theoreticians in the field
* A sound handbook for activism

The term "global civil society" has become a catchphrase of our times. But efforts to define and interpret what global civil society actually is have led to ambiguity and dispute. This major work of scholarship and advocacy pierces through the generalizations and debates. It presents cogent examples of groups within civil society--from the Seattle and Genoa protesters to transnational grassroots movements, such as Slum/Shack Dwellers International--that are creatively meeting the challenges and opportunities of an increasingly interconnected world.

The contributors offer clarity and the hope that another world is possible--one in which civil society’s global networks can effectively create a free, fair, and just global order. Scholars, students, and anyone interested in understanding new forces influencing contemporary world politics will want to have this book on their shelves.

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