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Critical mass : the emergence of global civil society

Author: James W St G Walker; Andrew S Thompson
Publisher: [Waterloo, Ont.] : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2008.
Series: Studies in international governance, 5.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Public concern about inequitable economic globalization has revealed the demand for citizen participation in global decision making. Civil society organizations have taken up the challenge, holding governments and corporations accountable for their decisions and actions, and developing collaborative solutions to the dominant problems of our time. Critical Mass: The Emergence of Global Civil Society offers a unique  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Cas, Études de
Congrès
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James W St G Walker; Andrew S Thompson
ISBN: 9781554580224 1554580226
OCLC Number: 163697058
Notes: Text is outcome of a conference held Oct. 17-19, 2006 at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, in Waterloo, Ontario.
Description: xxviii, 299 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: The globalization of civil society / John D. Clark --
Approaching global civil society / Paul van Seters --
The Conference of NGOs (CONGO): the story of strengthening civil society engagement with the United Nations / Renate Bloem, Isolda Agazzi Ben Attia, Philippe Dam --
Amplifying voices from the global south: globalizing civil society / Rajesh Tandon, Mohini Kak --
Facilitating NGO participation: an assessment of Canadian government-sponsored mechanisms for the Copenhagen Summit for Social Development and the Beijing Conference on Women / Elizabeth Riddell-Dixon --
The Arab NGO Network for Development: a case study on interaction between emerging regional networking and global civil society / Ziad Abdel Samad, Kinda Mohamadieh --
A case of NGO participation: international criminal court negotiations / Gina E. Hill --
Influencing the IMP / Jo Marie Griesgraber --
Civil society, corporate social responsibility, and conflict prevention / Virginia Haufler --
The FIM G8 Project, 2002-2006: a case analysis of a project to initiate civil society engagement with the G8 / Nigel T. Martin --
Laying the groundwork: considerations for a charter for a proposed global civil society forum / Andrew S. Thompson --
Looking to the future: a global civil society forum? / Jan Aart Scholte --
Democratizing global governance: achieving goals while aspiring to free and equal communication / Martin Albrow, Fiona Holland.
Series Title: Studies in international governance, 5.
Responsibility: edited by James W. St. G. Walker and Andrew S. Thompson.

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