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Constructing global civil society : morality and power in international relations

Author: David Chandler
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"David Chandler takes a look at claims made on behalf of global civil society. How useful is the concept as an empirical description of new forces in the international sphere? Are we witnessing the social construction of a new, more ethical world on the basis of the strength of non-state actor networks armed with the 'power of ideas'? Constructing Global Civil Society also engages with the concept of global civil  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David Chandler
ISBN: 1403913226 9781403913227 1403987890 9781403987891
OCLC Number: 55658021
Description: ix, 238 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Ch. 1. Introduction --
pt. I. Actually existing global civil society --
Ch. 2. The constructivist thesis --
Ch. 3. The decline of 'national interests' --
Ch. 4. Morality and power --
pt. II. The normative project --
Ch. 5. The communicative realm --
Ch. 6. Radical resistance 'from below' --
Ch. 7. The cosmopolitan paradox --
Ch. 8. Conclusion.
Responsibility: David Chandler.
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