Reshaping World Politics: NGOs, the Internet, and Global Civil Society
- Publish Date: 2001-04-18
- Binding: Paperback
- Author: Craig Warkentin
This book examines the ways in which nongovernmental organizations (Ngos) contribute to the development and maintenance of global civil society. Basing his argument on the contention that 'people make politics,' the author investigates eight Ngos and connects their organizational activities to global civil society's dynamics and processes. In constructing an analytical framework for understanding global civil society, the author reviews traditional understandings of civil society, integrates these with a classical theoretical approach that places people at the center of world politics, and conceptualizes global civil society in terms of three elemental characteristics: dynamism, inclusiveness, and cognizance.