Transnational Civil Society: An Introduction

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* Features a perspective of both developing and industrialized countries
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The growing impact of cross-border civil society networks and campaigns on global policy has made transnational civil society an increasingly important phenomenon. Transnational Civil Society: An Introduction provides a clear and accessible introduction to the history, characteristics, and achievements of influential transnational civil society networks, coalitions, and movements.

Editors Srilatha Batliwala and L. David Brown provide an in-depth analysis of the forces that have shaped transnational activism: globalism, economic and political power structures, and cross-border organization by non-state actors. Important transnational movements that have shaped our world - labor, environment, human rights, women's rights, peace, and economic justice - are also described and analyzed. The contributors are globally experienced activist-scholars and reflective practitioners discussing both developing and industrialized countries.

For students, practitioners, and activists alike, Transnational Civil Society: An Introduction offers comprehensible descriptions of transnational initiatives working toward effective and sustainable solutions to some of the critical challenges facing our world.

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L. David Brown is Associate Director for International Programs at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations and Lecturer in Public Policy at the Kennedy School of Government. Prior to coming to Harvard he was President of the Institute for Development Research, a nonprofit center for development research and consultation, and Professor of Organizational Behavior at Boston University.

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This book is enormously important for all those who wish to understand the world of globalization and to change it for the better. The contributors share a broad sense that the new possibilities, connections, and aspirations enabled by recent technological and economic advances should be both accessible for and accountable to the largest possible number of people. Thus, equity, access, and empowerment are the prime values of the movements described in this book, varied as they are in their interests, histories, and constituencies.

The term "transnational civil society" suggests something already formed, fixed, and institutionalized, a sociological noun of some kind. But in fact, it is several other things: it is a project, a process, and a space, all in search of an unresolved sociological form. Finding such a form is the central challenge of all those actors who want to make this vision real.

The project of transnational civil society movements and organizations takes strength from its often single and local aims. But the potential of such movements to take on transnational scope and power rests on something subtle and valuable: their capacity to recognize and identify each other, across numerous boundaries of language, history, strategy, and location. What is the source of this recognition? It is the sense that many of these actors are struggling to make democratic claims that can no longer be made within an older model, in which civil society was — roughly speaking — the social space between the family and the State. Since nation-states have in many instances ceded remarkable amounts of ground to transnational strategic, economic, legal, and political forces, civil society can no longer have real effects without confronting the new global order. Thus, a different way to look at the relationship between the words "transnational" and "global" is that transnational civil society is a strategy to make global processes visible and accountable to ordinary citizens who might otherwise be confined to national political arenas.

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