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Civil society, or citizen's groups, have taken centre stage in international policy debates and global problem solving. They hold out the promise of a global community and global governance. This volume, by leading scholars and participants, shows how to understand the changes that are occurring, particularly in relation to the international institutions involved. It includes case studies from all the major social movements of the 1990s.
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Global Citizen Action

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Overview

Civil society, or citizen's groups, have taken centre stage in international policy debates and global problem solving. They hold out the promise of a global community and global governance. This volume, by leading scholars and participants, shows how to understand the changes that are occurring, particularly in relation to the international institutions involved. It includes case studies from all the major social movements of the 1990s.
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Twenty contributions from Edwards (The Ford Foundation), Gaventa (U. of Sussex) and others discuss global citizen action. An ethical framework for civil society organizations is presented in the introductory chapters. Five contributions cover global citizen action in relation to international financial institutions, particularly the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. A section of case studies examines major global movements of the last decade, such as those opposing land mines, promoting children's rights, and protecting the environment. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781134205899
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/8/2014
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 336
  • File size: 2 MB

Table of Contents

1 Introduction 1
Pt. 1 Conceptual Frameworks
2 Ethical Globalization: The Dilemmas and Challenges of Internationalizing Civil Society 17
3 Transnational Civil Society 29
Pt. 2 Global Civil Society and the International Financial Institutions
4 Transnational Civil Society Coalitions and the World Bank: Lessons from Project and Policy Influence Campaigns 43
5 Information, Location, and Legitimacy: The Changing Bases of Civil Society Involvement in International Economic Policy 59
6 Constructing a Southern Constituency for Global Advocacy: The Experience of Latin American NGOs and the World Bank 73
7 The IMF and Civil Society: An Interim Progress Report 87
8 Opportunities and Constraints for Civil Society Participation in Multilateral Lending Operations: Lessons from Latin America 105
Pt. 3 Global Campaigns
9 Danger - Landmines! NGO-Government Collaboration in the Ottawa Process 121
10 Jubilee 2000: Citizen Action Across the North-South Divide 135
11 Crossborder Organizing Around Alternatives to Free Trade: Lessons from the NAFTA/FTAA Experience 149
12 National Coalitions and Global Campaigns: The International Children's Rights Movement 163
13 Handing Over the Stick: The Global Spread of Participatory Approaches to Development 175
14 Campaigning for Corporate Change: Global Citizen Action on the Environment 189
15 From the Corridors of Power to the Global Negotiating Table: The NGO Steering Committee of the Commission on Sustainable Development 203
Pt. 4 Lessons Learned
16 International Networking for Women's Human Rights 217
17 Squatting on the Global Highway: Community Exchanges for Urban Transformation 231
18 Do the Facts Matter? NGOs, Research, and International Advocacy 247
19 What Makes International Campaigns Effective? Lessons from India and Ghana 259
20 Global Citizen Action: Lessons and Challenges 275
List of Acronyms 289
References 293
The Contributors 307
Index 313
About the Book 328
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