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Interview – Mary Kaldor

Interview – Mary Kaldor

Prof. Kaldor explains new wars, discusses the conflict in Syria and the role of civil society, her approach to human security, and subterranean politics in Europe.

Global Civil Society

Global Civil Society

Civil society activities have been responsible for a number of important contributions. While far from representing a democratisation of world politics, the incremental steps should not be underestimated.

Religious Movements and Religion’s Contribution to Global Civil Society

Religious Movements and Religion’s Contribution to Global Civil Society

Religious traditions have withstood the test of time and respond to the inner lives of believers. It is unlikely that they will disappear any time soon.

Contradictions Implicit in the Idea of Global Civil Society

Contradictions Implicit in the Idea of Global Civil Society

Because the idea of Global Civil Society is in an embryonic stage, there are fundamental contradictions within its global, civil and societal dimensions.

Global Civil Society Speaks Out: Israel as an Apartheid State

Global Civil Society Speaks Out: Israel as an Apartheid State

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign is growing, suggesting that Israel’s policies are coming into ever-sharper questioning in the twenty-first century.

The advocacy politics of NGOs: shaping society to respond to climate change

The advocacy politics of NGOs: shaping society to respond to climate change

In his seminal article The Tragedy of the Commons, Garret Hardin described a dilemma whereby individuals, acting independently and in rational pursuit of their own self-interest, will ultimately destroy shared, limited resources, even when it is accepted that this is not in anyone’s long-term interests. Today, climate campaigners see this unfolding before their eyes. But what does it mean for the study of advocacy politics?

What are the contradictions implicit in the idea of a global civil society?

What are the contradictions implicit in the idea of a global civil society?

‘Globality’ can hardly be achieved if it does not embrace at least the majority of the Earth’s population. While global civil society may be a reality as an occurrence that has no precedent in history, this does not necessarily lead to the conclusion that global civil society is ‘global’ in the way it is envisioned by its most ardent supporters.

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