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Globalizing Civic Engagement Civil Society and Transnational Action

by John D. Clark

Globalizing Civic Engagement Civil Society and Transnational Action Synopsis

'Informative and useful.' Development and Change Until recently, most civil society organizations (CSOs) operated at national or local levels. However, new global organizations and networks are increasingly emerging. This book examines what CSOs can achieve, and the barriers they face, when they break national boundaries and sectoral moulds and work with others in global networks. A series of case studies of CSO initiatives reveal how transnational action can yield impressive results in changing policies and public attitudes. The diverse range of CSOs studied includes consumer groups, trade unions, the anti-globalization protest movement, the World Social Forum, Jubilee 2000 and others. All reveal a remarkably similar array of practical challenges, from structure and leadership issues to governance dilemmas. The book offers practical guidance to those engaged with CSOs and contributes to academic enquiry about civil society.

Globalizing Civic Engagement Civil Society and Transnational Action Press Reviews

'Informative and useful.' Development and Change 'John Clark and collaborators have provided us with a lively, empirically based vue d'horizon of many of the advocacy networks and activist movements that cross borders today. Students of social movements, NGOs and practitioners will profit greatly from their book.' Mobilization 'It is well written and accessible for anyone with a general interest in efforts of citizens to come together to make global organisations, governments, and corporations more responsive to the world's most marginalised people.' Development in Practice, Feb 2004.

Book Information

ISBN: 9781853839894
Publication date: 1st June 2003
Author: John D. Clark
Publisher: Earthscan Ltd an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 208 pages
Categories: Political science & theory, Demonstrations & protest movements, Globalization,

About John D. Clark

John Clark is currently Project Director of the High-Level Panel on UN-Civil Society Relations. He is also a Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and author of Democratizing Development (1991) and Worlds Apart: Civil Society and the Battle for Ethical Globalization.

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