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Author Keane, John, 1949-

Title Global civil society? / John Keane
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2003


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 MELB  320.11 Kea/Gcs  AVAILABLE
Description xiii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Contemporary political theory
Contemporary political theory.
Contents Machine derived contents note: Preface -- 1. Unfamiliar words -- 2. Catalysts -- 3. Cosmocracy -- 4. Paradise on Earth? -- 5. Ethics across borders -- 6. Further reading
Summary John Keane, a leading poilitical thinker, tracks the recent development of a powerful big idea - global civil society. In this book, he explores the jumble of contradictory forces currently nurturing or threatening its growth, and he shows how talk of global civil society implies a political vision: of a less violent world founded on legally sanctioned power-sharing arrangements among many different and intermingling forms of socio-economic life. Keane's reflections are pitted against the widespread feeling that the world is both too complex and too violent and crazy for this idea to deserve serious reflection. His account borrows from various scholarly disciplines, including political science and itnernational relations, to challenge the normative silence and confusion withgin much of the contemporary literature on globalisation and global governance
Analysis Civil society
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Notes Title from e-book title screen (viewed October 15, 2007)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Globalization.
Globalization -- Political aspects.
Civil society.
International relations.
Author MyiLibrary.
LC no. 2003277622
ISBN 9780521894623 paperback
9780521815437 hardback
052189462X paperback
0521815436 hardback