Civil society and global governance : the possibilities for global citizenship

Muetzelfeldt, Michael and Smith, Gary 2002, Civil society and global governance : the possibilities for global citizenship, Citizenship studies, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 55-75, doi: 10.1080/13621020220118759.

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Title Civil society and global governance : the possibilities for global citizenship
Author(s) Muetzelfeldt, Michael
Smith, Gary
Journal name Citizenship studies
Volume number 6
Issue number 1
Start page 55
End page 75
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Place of publication Abingdon, England
Publication date 2002-03
ISSN 1362-1025
Keyword(s) citizenship - political sociology
human geography
social sciences
Summary In this article we reassert the role of governance as well as of civil society in the analysis of citizenship. We argue that to analyse global civil society and global citizenship it is necessary to focus on global governance. Just as states may facilitate or obstruct the emergence and development of national civil society, so too global governance institutions may facilitate or obstruct an emerging global civil society. Our key contention is that civil society at the global level thrives through its interaction with strong facilitating institutions of global governance. We start with a discussion of civil society and citizenship within the nation-state, and from there develop a model of global civil society and citizenship. Through analysing the impacts of various modes of global governance, we identify strategically appropriate forms of political and social engagement that best advance the prospects for global citizenship.
Language eng
DOI 10.1080/13621020220118759
Field of Research 160607 International Relations
Socio Economic Objective 970116 Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Copyright notice ©2002, Taylor & Francis
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