Civil Society in the Information Age

Civil Society in the Information Age

by Peter I. Hajnal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0754618382

ISBN-13: 9780754618386

Pub. Date: 10/01/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In this age of globalization, non governmental organizations (NGOs) and other civil society movements and coalitions have become vastly more diverse and influential. This informed text explores the crucial role that efficient, skilful use of information and communications technology and news media has played in increasing the influence and enhancing the work of civil

Overview

In this age of globalization, non governmental organizations (NGOs) and other civil society movements and coalitions have become vastly more diverse and influential. This informed text explores the crucial role that efficient, skilful use of information and communications technology and news media has played in increasing the influence and enhancing the work of civil society organizations. Rich in case study material, it examines NGOs and other civil-society organizations in the policy fields of development, security, international law, human rights and humanitarian action. In addition, the book examines the relationship between civil society and intergovernmental institutions such as the United Nations, The World Trade Organization and the G7/G8. Scholars, analysts and practitioners in fields ranging from politics and economics through international law and information studies will find this book indispensable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780754618386
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/01/2002
Edition description:
1
Pages:
300
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.94(h) x 0.87(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction, Peter I. Hajnal. NGOS and Civil Society Coalitions: Information and communication technologies and human rights advocacy: the case of Amnesty International, Joanne Lebert
Scientists and missile defence: organizing against a dangerous plan, John Spykerman
OXFAM International, Peter I. Hajnal
The working life of Southern NGOs: juggling the promise of information and communications technologies and the perils of relationships with international NGOs, Juris Dilevko
Essential partners: landmines-related NGOs and information technologies, Kenneth R. Rutherford
The power of global activist networks: the campaign for an international criminal court, William R. Pace and Rik Panganiban
Promoting access to essential medicines: the role of civil society, James Orbinski. Civil Society Relationship With Intergovernmental Institutions: The United Nations and civil society, Barbara Adams
Thoughts on religious NGOs at the UN: a component of global civil society, Benjamin Rivlin
Expanding the trade debate: the role of information in WTO and civil society interaction, Heidi K. Ullrich
Citizen involvement in Canadian foreign policy: the summit of the Americas experience, Quebec City, April 2001, Marc Lortie and Sylvie Bé
dard
Civil society encounters the G7/G8, Peter I. Hajnal
Conclusion, Peter I. Hajnal
Electronic sources, Peter I. Hajnal and Gillian R. Clinton
Bibliography, Peter I. Hajnal and Gillian R. Clinton
Index.

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