Constructing Global Civil Society

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Overview

Global civil society is a crucial concept in International Relations today, used as both a description of new mechanisms of non-state actor and NGO engagement in international policy-making and as a normative political project of international change. David Chandler critically investigates the claims made by the advocates of global civil society, analyzing the limits of the concept as a way of describing actual policy processes and the political dynamics behind the search for an international source of collective ethical values and social change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403987891
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 3/1/2006
  • Edition description: New
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

David Chandler is Senior Lecturer in International Relations at the Centre for the Study of Democracy, University of Westminster.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Pt. I Actually existing global civil society
Ch. 2 The constructivist thesis 25
Ch. 3 The decline of 'national interests' 57
Ch. 4 Morality and power 82
Pt. II The normative project
Ch. 5 The communicative realm 111
Ch. 6 Radical resistance 'from below' 141
Ch. 7 The cosmopolitan paradox 171
Ch. 8 Conclusion 196
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