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Global Citizen Action
     

Global Citizen Action

by Michael Edwards
 

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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

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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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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)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781134205899
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/08/2014
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Edwards is director of Governance and Civil Society at the Ford Foundation. Among his most recent publications is Future Positive: International Cooperation in the 21st Century. John Gaventa is a fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, where he coordinates a global program on citizen participation. He is perhaps best known for his book Power and Powerlessness in an Appalachian Valley, winner of numerous awards.

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