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Critical mass; the emergence of global civil society.


Critical mass; the emergence of global civil society.

Ed. by James W. St.G Walker and Andrew S. Thompson.

Wilfrid Laurier U. Press


299 pages




Walker (history, U. of Waterloo, Canada) and Thompson (Centre for International Governance Innovation, Canada) present a collection that mixes academic and activist perspectives on the emergence of global civil society. The opening pair of papers review the key issues and theoretical approaches of the field and are then followed by eight case studies describing specific projects and campaigns and analyzing their implications for how civil society organizations and social movements are affecting the evolution of global civil society. The remaining three papers consider the possibilities of a global civil society forum and the democratization of global governance.

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