This volume offers an historical and comparative overview of the literature, theory, practices and critiques of what has been variously labelled 'global' or 'transnational' civil society, which includes a broad range of non-state actors, political, social and economic. The volume includes an introductory essay that historicizes and problematizes the relationship of society to state and market and contextualizes the pieces in the volume, while locating the literature in relationship to international relations, political science and sociology.
Contents: Series preface; Introduction. Part I States, Social Forces, and the New Transnationalism: Social movements and national politics, Charles Tilly; Dynamics of conflict and system change: the great transformation revisited, Sandra Halperin; Transnationalism and the new tribe, James A. Field Jr; World culture in the world polity: a century of non-governmental organization, John Boli and George M. Thomas; Transnational activity, international society and world politics, M.J. Peterson. Part II Social Movements: The concept of the social movement, Mario Diani; Transnational politics: contention and institutions in international politics, Sidney Tarrow; Taking part: social movements, INGOs and global change, Catherine Escle and Neal Stammers. Part III Civil Society: Late modern civil society, Nicholas Onuf; Restructuring world politics: the emergence of global civil society, Ronnie D. Lipschutz; Global civil society? A new cosmology, John Keane. Part IV Cases: Latin American feminisms 'go global': trends of the 1990s and challenges of the new millennium, Sonia E. Alvarez; Reversing the gun sights: transnational civil society targets and land mines, Richard Price; Islamic mobilization: social movement theory and the Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood, Ziad Munson; NGOs, 'bushmen' and double vision: the Khomani San Land Claim and the cultural politics of 'community' and 'development' in the Kalahari, Steven Robins; Workers and world order: the tentative transformation of the international union movement, Robert O'Brien. Part V Critiques and Questions: The limits of global civil society, Neera Chandhoke; Social movements for global capitalism: the transnational capitalist class in action, Leslie Sklair; Elusive paradise: the promise and peril of global civil society, Mustapha Kamal Pasha and David L. Blaney; Egalitarian social movements and new world orders, Craig N. Murphy; Index.