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International Civil Society : Social Movements in World Politics.

Author: Colá.
Publisher: Wiley, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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Since the end of the Cold War, activists and scholars alike have celebrated the phenomenal growth of transnational social movements across the globe. For some, this new eruption of grass-roots political activism on a world scale - from the Rio Earth Summit to the Seattle anti-globalization protests - represents the emergence of a global or transnational civil society. This book provides a critical survey of recent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Colá.
ISBN: 1299679056 9781299679054 9780745676906 0745676901
OCLC Number: 851158427
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Contents: Acknowledgements.Chapter One: Introduction.Non-state Actors in International Relations.Chapter Two: Civil Society.The Challenge of the International.Chapter Three: Agencies and Structures in IR.Analysing International Social Movements.Chapter Four: International Society From Below.The Role of Civil Society in International Relations.Chapter Five: The Promises of International Civil Society.Global Governance, Cosmopolitan Democracy and the End ofSovereignty?.Conclusions: The Uses of International Civil Society.Bibliography.Notes.Index

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Since the end of the Cold War, activists and scholars alike have celebrated the phenomenal growth of transnational social movements across the globe. For some, this new eruption of grass-roots political activism on a world scale - from the Rio Earth Summit to the Seattle anti-globalization protests - represents the emergence of a global or transnational civil society. This book provides a critical survey of recent approaches to the study of civil society and international relations, presenting an alternative historical and sociological account of the interaction between these two sp.

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"Alejandro Col s takes a critical, and historically informed, look at the international spread of social movements, and of whatis termed "civil society." Stressing that the components of civilsociety Read more...

 
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