Global Civil Society 2012: Ten Years of Critical Reflection

Paperback | May 15, 2012

EditorMary Kaldor, Henrietta L. Moore, Sabine Selchow

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Activists and academics look back over ten years of 'politics from below', and ask whether it is merely the critical gaze upon the concept that has changed – or whether there is something genuinely new about the way in which civil society is now operating.

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Activists and academics look back over ten years of 'politics from below', and ask whether it is merely the critical gaze upon the concept that has changed – or whether there is something genuinely new about the way in which civil society is now operating.

MARY KALDOR Professor of Global Governance and Director of the Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK. She has written widely on security issues and on democracy and civil society, and is a founder and executive editor of the Global Civil Society Yearbook series...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:248 pages, 9.91 × 7.42 × 0.64 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230367879

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Table of Contents

PART I: INTRODUCTION
The Global Civil Society Yearbook: Lessons and Insights 2001-2011; H.Anheier, M.Kaldor & M.Glasius
Global Civil Society and the Internet: Time to Update Our Perspective; H.Moore & S.Selchow
PART II: DEMOCRACY AND CITIZENSHIP
The Arab Awakening: The Crisis of Dictatorship and Civil Society; B.Dreano
'Lost in Transformation': The Crisis of Democracy and Civil Society; F.Miszlivetz
Passionate Publics in Mediated Civil Society; B.Blaagaard
PART III: PEACE AND JUSTICE
A Decade of the War on Terror and the 'Responsibility to Protect'; M.Kaldor
Pro-Roma Global Civil Society: Acting For, With or Instead of Roma?; A.Kóczé & M.Rövid
Cluster Munitions and Civil Society: The Building Blocks of a Global Campaign; T.Nash
PART IV: ECONOMY AND SOCIETY
The Rise of the Civil Economy; R.Murray
The World Social Forum Ten Years On: Internationalisation without Institutionalisation; G.Pleyers
PART V: RECORDS
Bordering on the Unknown: Approaches to Global Civil Society Data; S.Deel, S.Stares & J.Timms
Records;H.Anheier
Chronology of Global Civil Society Events: A Yearbook Retrospective; J.Timms

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"The perspective with which Kaldor and her collaborators have approached global civil society over the last decade has not only captured an essential question of our times, but has confronted issues that will only become more central to world society throughout the twenty-first century." - LSE Review of Books