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The Civil Society Thing: Who, What, Why, Where, How?

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Part of the Palgrave Texts in International Political Economy book series (PTIPE)

Abstract

This chapter begins the legitimacy discussion in earnest with a look at the civil society phenomenon itself. What is civil society? What is it supposed to do? Why? How many players — if we can count them — are active in it, and where did they come from? This tour of the overall phenomenon leads to an outline of the crucial characteristics of global CSOs that mark them as a new species of international player.

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Social Capital Civil Society International Monetary Fund Social Movement World Trade Organization 
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© Alison Van Rooy 2004

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