Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Civil Society

State-Society Relations at UN World Conferences

Sovereignty, Democracy, and Global Civil Society

Examines the growing power of nongovernmental organizations by looking at UN World Conferences.

Global Civil Society and Global Environmental Governance

The Politics of Nature from Place to Planet

Global Civil Society and Global Environmental Governance

Explores the growing role of global civil society and local environmental activism in the management and protection of the environment worldwide.

Toward a Global Civil Society

Toward a Global Civil Society

The demise of Communism has not only affected Eastern Europe but also the countries of the West where a far-reaching examination of political and economic systems has begun. This collection of essays by internationally renowned scholars of political theory from Europe and the United States explores both the concept and the reality of civil society and its institutions.

Global Civil Society?

Global Civil Society?

Explores the historical origins, present-day meanings and political potential of a global civil society.

Global Civil Society 2006/7

Global Civil Society 2006/7

'Even though current public interest and engagement in issues of global violence are the results of terribly tragic and disturbing events, it is good that these matters are receiving widespread attention. I argue for a wider use of our voice in the working of global civil society - to be distinguished from military initiatives and strategic activities of governments. The Global Civil Society Yearbook can make a substantial contribution to the expression of public voice without border' - Amartya Sen Suicide bombings, collateral damage, kidnappings and air strikes pepper the lexicon of twenty-first century politics. Global Civil Society 2006/7 explores the complex relationship between violence, civil society and legitimacy in a unique dialogue that crosses political, cultural and religious boundaries. Is the use of violence by non-state actors ever justified? How is violence transmitted from the private to the public sphere? Why is terror and 'the war on terror' catalysing rather than suppressing violence? Do Western and Islamic traditions of thought offer any solutions? This edition of the Yearbook also includes new research on economic and social rights, the politics of water, and football. Chapters include: - Not Even a Tree: Can Violence be Justified in a Global Era? Mary Kaldor and Heba Raouf Ezzat - Bringing Violence 'Back Home' Jenny Pearce - Pipe dream or Panacea? Global Civil Society and Economic and Social Rights Marlies Glasius - War and Peace: the Role of Global Civil Society Mary Kaldor, Denisa Kostovicova, and Yahia Said - Water: a Global Contestation Willemijn Dicke, Patrick Bond, Fadia Daibes-Murad, Sanjeev Khagram, Alessandro Palmieri, Carlos Vainer, Zoë Wilson and Patricia Wouters - The Church, the Mosque and Global Civil Society Mark Juergensmeyer - The Odd Couple: Football and Global Civil Society David Goldblatt

Global Civil Society 2004/5

Global Civil Society 2004/5

Contains a wealth of detail on globalization, people's values and attitudes, governance and civil liberties, plus a chronology of the conferences, campaigns and protests that are the sinews of global civil society.

Global Civil Society 2005/6

Global Civil Society 2005/6

The Global Civil Society Yearbook is the standard work on all aspects of contemporary global civil society for activists, practitioners, students and academics alike.

Human Rights and Private Wrongs

Constructing Global Civil Society

Human Rights and Private Wrongs

Publisher's description: What do Swiss bankers, Romanian orphans and Brazilian scientists have in common? All are participants in global struggles over the governance of transnational institutions whose policies affect the ability of millions to secure their fundamental rights. Human Rights and Private Wrongs breaks new ground by considering a series of fascinating issues that are normally ignored by human rights specialists because they are too "private" to consider as policy issues: children's labor migration; refugee policy towards unaccompanied minors; financial matters of investor and business responsibility; and complex questions involving access to the benefits of pharmaceutical research, transnational organ trafficking, and the control over genetic research. These issues raise extremely sensitive and increasingly significant questions about both rights and the division of responsibility between state and society for the construction of norms of regulation. Human Rights and Private Wrongs is ambitious in scope, raising issues that have considerable current policy relevance, and exploring the nature of politics in a variety of transnational settings. Broad, controversial, and accessible, this book will be of interest to everyone concerned with the role of civil society, of global social forces, and of the extension of the boundaries of the field of human rights.

Global Civil Society

Dimensions of the Nonprofit Sector

Global Civil Society

* First place winner of Independent Sector’s 2001 Virginia A. Hodgkinson Research Prize * Detailed analyses of twenty-two countries in Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East * Exemplifies how global civil society has significantly grown in recent years This is a comprehensive country-by-country analysis of the scope, size, composition, and financing of the global civil society sector throughout the world. The contributors assert that the nonprofit sector is a more significant economic force around the world than is commonly understood, and that substantial differences exist in its overall size and composition in different countries, and that the sector has grown substantially in recent years. The book covers twenty-two countries in Western Europe, Central Europe, Latin America, North America, Asia, and the Middle East. See also Global Civil Society, Vol. 2

Global Civil Society

Contested Futures

Global Civil Society

For many commentators, global civil society is revolutionising our approach to global politics, as new non-state-based and border-free expressions of political community challenge territorial sovereignty as the exclusive basis for political community and identity. This challenge 'from below' to the nation-state system is increasingly seen as promising nothing less than a reconstruction, or a re-imagination, of world politics itself. Whether in terms of the democratisation of the institutions of global governance, the spread of human rights across the world, or the emergence of a global citizenry in a worldwide public sphere, global civil society is understood by many to provide the agency necessary for these hoped-for transformations. Global Civil Society asks whether this idea is such a qualitatively new phenomenon after all; whether the transformation of the nation-state system is actually within its reach; and what some of the drawbacks might be.