The United Nations and Civil Society: Legitimating Global Governance - Whose Voice?

The United Nations and Civil Society: Legitimating Global Governance - Whose Voice?

by Nora McKeon

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The United Nations and Civil Society: Legitimating Global Governance - Whose Voice? by Nora McKeon

In this book, Nora McKeon provides a comprehensive analysis of UN engagement with civil society. The book pays particular attention to food and agriculture, which now lie at the heart of global governance issues. McKeon shows that politically meaningful space for civil society can be introduced into UN policy dialogue. The United Nations and Global Civil Society also makes the case that it is only by engaging with organizations that legitimately speak for the poor that the UN can promote equitable, sustainable development and build global democracy from the ground up.This book has strong ramifications for global governance, civil society and the contemporary debate over the future of food.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781848132757
Publisher: Zed Books
Publication date: 09/29/2009
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Nora McKeon studied history at Harvard University and Political Science at the Sorbonne, before joining the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. She now divides her time between writing and lecturing on development discourse, peasant farmer movements and UN-civil society relations; and coordinating an exchange program for African and European farmers on agriculture and trade policy issues.

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