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Transnational civil society; an introduction.


Transnational civil society; an introduction.

Ed. by Srilatha Batliwala and L. David Brown.

Kumarian Press


270 pages




Eleven essays describe and analyze the emergence of progressive transnational civil society, defined by the editors (both of the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations) as "initiatives and movements that promote the values and goals of tolerance, equity, non-violence, and democratic participation." The first four chapters describe the global contexts within which transnational civil society operates, including the emergence of global citizenship, the architecture of global power and inequality, the role of transnational civil society in policymaking, and other transnational formations. The remaining chapters focus in on the histories, forms, and activities of particular influential transnational civil society initiatives: the international labor movement, transnational environmentalism, the "antiglobalization" or economic justice movement, international feminism, human rights campaigns, and peace activism.

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