Global Civil Society

Mega Dams and the Narmada River

Stephen McGlinchey • Nov 26 2023 • Student Features

Damming is a controversial issue as it can lead to communities losing their land, and cause a series of environmental impacts that affect ecosystems.

The Death Penalty and Human Rights Activism

Raffaele Marchetti • Nov 23 2023 • Student Features

The goal of abolishing the death penalty is a contemporary example of how initiatives backed by civil society organisations can have lasting impact.

Thinking Global Podcast – The Laid-Back Book Club (Ep.1.)

E-International Relations • Jun 5 2023 • Features

Members of the E-International Relations podcast team speak about what they have been reading recently as part of ‘The Laid-Back Book Club’.

Global Civil Society

Raffaele Marchetti • Mar 28 2022 • Online resources

The presence of civil society organisations has become increasingly relevant within the global system, changing its nature due to their involvement and activism across a range of areas.

From Transnational to Transcalar: Re-envisioning Advocacy in a Changing World

Christopher L. Pallas and Elizabeth Bloodgood • Mar 22 2022 • Articles

Transcalar advocacy transcends different scales of action, such as the regional or national, and discards many prior assumptions about advocacy.

Opinion – War in Ukraine: Why We Should Say No to International Civil Society

David Chandler • Mar 16 2022 • Articles

Totalizing moral binaries are particularly dangerous in the sphere of international relations, where international law lacks universal mechanisms of enforcement.

Transnational Feminist Networks and Contemporary Crises

Valentine M. Moghadam • Apr 6 2021 • Articles

Working with civil society and social movement partners and with allies in IGOs, transnational feminist activism spans local, national, regional, and global terrains, and has become a fixture of world politics.

Opinion — Less Money, More Sustainability? Foreign Aid, Civil Society, and COVID-19

Christopher L. Pallas • Oct 21 2020 • Articles

COVID-driven contractions in foreign and government funding for civil society organisations need not undermine the health of the civil society sector.

NGOs and Transnational Non-State Politics

Thomas Davies • Oct 2 2020 • Articles

COVID-19 has provided new opportunities for transnational advocacy and the promotion of alternative ways of life, having brought to attention the failures of existing structures in world politics.

NGOs and States in Global Politics: A Brief Review

Sarah Stroup • Aug 3 2020 • Articles

The NGO research community should resist attempts by the still-state-centric International Relations subfield to caricature the complex dynamics of NGO-state relations.

NGOs on Coronavirus Mode: The Risks of ‘Business as Usual’

Daniel A. Díaz • Apr 27 2020 • Articles

The challengefor NGOs is to gain in reflexivity through an exercise of active observation and assessment, to generate situational responses that need to be constantly assessed.

The EU’s Global Health Crisis Management: Past and Present

Susan Bergner • Apr 17 2020 • Articles

If the EU wants to act as a successful global health crises manager, it has to overcome the ‘first Europe then the rest logic’ and act at all levels – regional and international – simultaneously

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