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Global Civil Society 2006/7

Global Civil Society 2006/7

Edited by:
  • Helmut K Anheier - Hertie School of Governance, Germany, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • Mary Kaldor - Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit, Department of International Development, London School of Economics, UK, UK
  • Marlies Glasius - London School of Economics, UK

March 2008 | 400 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
'Even though current public interest and engagement in issues of global violence are the results of terribly tragic and disturbing events, it is good that these matters are receiving widespread attention. I argue for a wider use of our voice in the working of global civil society - to be distinguished from military initiatives and strategic activities of governments. The Global Civil Society Yearbook can make a substantial contribution to the expression of public voice without border'

- Amartya Sen

Suicide bombings, collateral damage, kidnappings and air strikes pepper the lexicon of twenty-first century politics. Global Civil Society 2006/7 explores the complex relationship between violence, civil society and legitimacy in a unique dialogue that crosses political, cultural and religious boundaries. Is the use of violence by non-state actors ever justified? How is violence transmitted from the private to the public sphere? Why is terror and 'the war on terror' catalysing rather than suppressing violence? Do Western and Islamic traditions of thought offer any solutions? This edition of the Yearbook also includes new research on economic and social rights, the politics of water, and football.

Chapters include:

- Not Even a Tree: Can Violence be Justified in a Global Era? Mary Kaldor and Heba Raouf Ezzat

- Bringing Violence 'Back Home' Jenny Pearce

- Pipe dream or Panacea? Global Civil Society and Economic and Social Rights Marlies Glasius

- War and Peace: the Role of Global Civil Society Mary Kaldor, Denisa Kostovicova, and Yahia Said

- Water: a Global Contestation Willemijn Dicke, Patrick Bond, Fadia Daibes-Murad, Sanjeev Khagram, Alessandro Palmieri, Carlos Vainer, Zoë Wilson and Patricia Wouters

- The Church, the Mosque and Global Civil Society Mark Juergensmeyer

- The Odd Couple: Football and Global Civil Society David Goldblatt

Martin Albrow and Helmut Anheier
Heba Raouf Ezzat and Mary Kaldor
'Not Even a Tree'
Delegitimising Violence and the Prospects for Pre-emptive Civility

Jenny Pearce
Bringing Violence 'Back Home'
Gender Socialisation and the Transmission of Violence through Time and Space

Marlies Glasius
Pipe Dream or Panacea?
Global Civil Society and Economic and Social Rights

Mary Kaldor, Denisa Kostovicova and Yahia Said
War and Peace
The Role of Global Civil Society

Edited by Willemijn Dicke and Fiona Holland with contributions from Patrick Bond, Fadia Daibes-Murad, Sanjeev Khagram, Alessandro Palmieri, Carlos B Vainer, Zoë Wilson and Patricia Wouters
a Global Contestation

Mark Juergensmeyer
The Church, the Mosque, and Global Civil Society
David Goldblatt
The Odd Couple
Global Civil Society and Football

Hagai Katz, Helmut Anheier and Marcus Lam
Fuzzy Set Approaches to the Study of Global Civil Society

"This volume is beneficial to civil society scholars and their students, many of whom are builders of institutions that transcend political boundaries."

—VOLUNTAS: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

Marcella Ridlen Ray
George Mason University

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