Reshaping World Politics: NGOs, the Internet, and Global Civil Society / Edition 1

Reshaping World Politics: NGOs, the Internet, and Global Civil Society / Edition 1

by Craig Warkentin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0742509729

ISBN-13: 9780742509726

Pub. Date: 04/18/2001

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This book examines the ways in which nongovernmental organizations (NG's) contribute to the development and maintenance of global civil society. Basing his argument on the contention that "people make politics," the author investigates eight NG's and connects their organizational activities to global civil society's dynamics and processes. In constructing an

Overview

This book examines the ways in which nongovernmental organizations (NG's) contribute to the development and maintenance of global civil society. Basing his argument on the contention that "people make politics," the author investigates eight NG's and connects their organizational activities to global civil society's dynamics and processes. In constructing an analytical framework for understanding global civil society, the author reviews traditional understandings of civil society, integrates these with a classical theoretical approach that places people at the center of world politics, and conceptualizes global civil society in terms of three elemental characteristics: dynamism, inclusiveness, and cognizance. This framework is then used to present case studies that evaluate the roles of the Internet and of environmental and development NG's in an age of globalization. Visit the author's Web site for this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742509726
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
04/18/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
5.78(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.49(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 List of Acronyms Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 Global Civil Society and NG's Chapter 5 Global Civil Society and the Internet Chapter 6 Environmental NG's Chapter 7 Development NG's Chapter 8 Online Resource Networks Chapter 9 Reshaping World Politics Chapter 10 References

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