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The war in Iraq brought global politics into the living rooms of ordinary people around the world in 2003-4. This defining event, which influenced the domestic agenda in many countries, may change the way people perceive power and the politics of power. The Global Civil Society Yearbook shows how those perceptions can be shaped by the huge diversity of individuals, movements, NGOs, networks - and the ideas and values they represent - acting across borders and beyond national politics. Now in its fourth year of publication, the Global Civil Society Yearbook is the standard work on the topic, essential reading for social and political scientists, activists, students, journalists and policy makers. Global Civil Society 2004/5 adopts an unorthodox approach to major geo-political issues including oil, ...

The New Pioneers: The People behind Global Civil Society
The new pioneers: The people behind global civil society
PaolaGrenier

My country is the world and my religion is to do good.

(Thomas Paine, The Rights of Man, 1791)

This chapter gives an account of the human side of civil society, grounding it ...

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