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Edwards, Michael and Gaventa, John eds. (2001) Global Citizen Action. Earthscan Publications Ltd: London : 1-328.

As late as 1990, there was little talk of civil society in the corridors of power. But now, the walls reverberate with the sound of global citizen action - and difficult questions about the phenomenon abound. This book presents the cutting edge contemporary thinking about nonstate participation in the international system.

Against the background of the changing global context, the authors present case studies of the most significant social movements and NGO networks influencing the course of world politics today. Their timely analysis encompasses the conflicting interests and agendas associated with civil society, shedding much needed light on the forces which will help to determine the future of global governance.

Michael Edwards is director of Governance and Civil Society at the Ford Foundation. Among his most recent publicaitons is Future Positive: International Cooperation in the 21st Century. John Gaventa is a fellow at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, where he coordinates a global programme on citizen participation. He is perhaps best known for his book Power and Powerlessness in an Appalachin Valley, winner of numerous awards.

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