Civil society, or citizen's groups, have taken centre stage in international policy debates and global problem solving. They hold out the promise of a global community and global governance. This volume, by leading scholars and participants, shows how to understand the changes that are occurring, particularly in relation to the international institutions involved. It includes case studies from all the major social movements of the 1990s.

chapter |14 pages


ByMichael Edwards

part |26 pages

Conceptual Frameworks

chapter |12 pages

Ethical Globalization

The Dilemmas and Challenges of Internationalizing Civil Society
ByJohn D. Clark

chapter |12 pages

Transnational Civil Society

ByAnn M. Florini

part |77 pages

Global Civil Society and the International Financial Institutions

chapter |16 pages

Transnational Civil Society Coalitions and the World Bank

Lessons from Project and Policy Influence Campaigns
ByL. David Brown, Jonathan Fox

chapter |14 pages

Information, Location, and Legitimacy

The Changing Bases of Civil Society Involvement in International Economic Policy
ByPaul Nelson

chapter |14 pages

Constructing a Southern Constituency for Global Advocacy

The Experience of Latin American NGOs and the World Bank
ByChiriboga V. Manuel

chapter |17 pages

The IMF and Civil Society

An Interim Progress Report
ByJan Aart Scholte

chapter |13 pages

Opportunities and Constraints for Civil Society Participation in Multilateral Lending Operations

Lessons from Latin America
ByDiana Tussie, María Fernanda Tuozzo

part |95 pages

Global Campaigns

chapter |13 pages

Danger—Landmines! NGO-Government Collaboration in the Ottawa Process

ByMatthew J.O. Scott

chapter |14 pages

Jubilee 2000

Citizen Action Across the North-South Divide
ByCarole J.L. Collins, Zie Gariyo, Tony Burdon

chapter |14 pages

Crossborder Organizing Around Alternatives to Free Trade

Lessons from the NAFTA/FTAA Experience
ByJohn Cavanagh, Sarah Anderson, Karen Hansen-Kuhn

chapter |12 pages

National Coalitions and Global Campaigns

The International Children's Rights Movement
ByTom Lent, Roy Trivedy

chapter |13 pages

Handing Over the Stick

The Global Spread of Participatory Approaches to Development
ByKamal Singh

chapter |13 pages

Campaigning for Corporate Change

Global Citizen Action on the Environment
ByPeter Newell

chapter |11 pages

From the Corridors of Power to the Global Negotiating Table

The NGO Steering Committee of the Commission on Sustainable Development
ByFelix Dodds

part |73 pages

Lessons Learned

chapter |13 pages

International Networking for Women's Human Rights

ByCharlotte Bunch, Peggy Antrobus, Samantha Frost, Niamh Reilly

chapter |15 pages

Squatting on the Global Highway

Community Exchanges for Urban Transformation
BySheela Patel, Joel Bolnick, Diana Mitlin

chapter |12 pages

Do the Facts Matter? NGOs, Research, and International Advocacy

ByCaroline Harper

chapter |13 pages

Global Citizen Action

Lessons and Challenges
ByJohn Gaventa