Global Civil Society Yearbook 2009
Poverty and Activism
- Ashwani Kumar - Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
- Jan Aart Scholte - University of Warwick and the London School of Economics
- Mary Kaldor - Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit, Department of International Development, London School of Economics, UK
- Marlies Glasius - London School of Economics, UK
- Hakan Seckinelgin - London School of Economics, UK
- Helmut K Anheier - Hertie School of Governance, Germany, University of Heidelberg, Germany
Development Studies | International Relations | International Society
The annual Global Civil Society Yearbooks provide an indispensable guide to global civil society or civic participation and action around the world. The 2009 Yearbook explores the framings, strategies, and impacts of a range of actors on poverty and its alleviation. The overarching question is to whether such actors, in pressing for poverty alleviation actually achieve anything/empower the poor, or simply aid wealthy states in maintaining the status quo. The contributors are diverse, including scholars and practitioners from India, America, the UK, Australia, Thailand, and Mali.
The Global Civil Society Yearbook remains the standard work on all aspects of contemporary global civil society for activists, practitioners, students, and academics alike. It is essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the key actors, forms, and manifestations of global civil society around the world today.
I am still planning the course, but it likely that I shall list the book as a recommended additional reading. Our library has ordered a copy of book. It may well be that I put a chapter on the essential reading list (i.e. related to a seminar topic for a particular week), but this is TBC.