9781315186924 (e-book) 1315186926 9781351738569 1351738569 9781351738545 1351738542
"This title was first published in 2002. In this age of globalization, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and other civil society movements and coalitions have become vastly more diverse and influential. This informed text explores the crucial role that efficient, skilful use of information and communications technology and news media has played in increasing the influence and enhancing the work of civil society organizations. Rich in case study material, it examines NGOs and other civil society organizations in the policy fields of development, security, international law, human rights and humanitarian action. In addition, the book examines the relationship between civil society and intergovernmental institutions such as the United Nations, the World Trade Organization and the G7/G8. Scholars, analysts and practitioners in fields ranging from politics and economics through international law and information studies will find this book indispensable."--Provided by publisher.
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Part, 1 Ngos and Civil Society Coalitions / Peter I. Hajnal chapter 1 Introduction / Peter I. Hajnal chapter 2 Information and Communication Technologies and Human Rights Advocacy: The Case of Amnesty International / Joanne Lebert chapter 3 Scientists and Missile Defence: Organizing Against a Dangerous Plan / John Spykerman chapter 4 Oxfam International / Peter I. Hajnal chapter 5 The Working Life of Southern NGOs: Juggling the Promise of Information and Communications Technologies and the Perils of Relationships with International NGOs / Juris Dilevko chapter 6 Essential Partners: Landmines-Related NGOs and Information Technologies / Kenneth R. Rutherford chapter 7 The Power of Global Activist Networks: The Campaign for an International Criminal Court / William R. Pace Rik Panganiban chapter 8 AIDS, Médecins Sans Frontières, and Access to Essential Medicines / James Orbinski part, 2 Civil Society in Relationship with Intergovernmental Institutions / Peter I. Hajnal chapter 9 The United Nations and Civil Society / Barbara Adams chapter 10 Thoughts on Religious NGOs at the UN: A Component of Global Civil Society / Benjamin Rivlin chapter 11 Expanding the Trade Debate: The Role of Information in WTO and Civil Society Interaction / Heidi K. Ullrich chapter 12 Citizen Involvement in Canadian Foreign Policy: The Summit of the Americas Experience, Québec City, April 2001 / Marc Lortie Sylvie Bédard chapter 13 Civil Society Encounters the G7/G8 / Peter I. Hajnal chapter 14 Conclusion / Peter I. Hajnal.
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