Constructing Global Civil Society

Morality and Power in International Relations

  • David Chandler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. David Chandler
      Pages 1-22
  3. Actually Existing Global Civil Society

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. David Chandler
      Pages 25-56
    3. David Chandler
      Pages 57-81
    4. David Chandler
      Pages 82-108
  4. The Normative Project

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. David Chandler
      Pages 111-140
    3. David Chandler
      Pages 141-170
    4. David Chandler
      Pages 171-195
    5. David Chandler
      Pages 196-209
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 210-238

About this book


Global Civil Society is a crucial concept in International Relations today, used as both a description of new mechanisms of non-state actor and NGO engagement in international policy-making and as a normative political project of international change. David Chandler critically investigates the claims made by the advocates of global civil society, analyzing the limits of the concept as a way of describing actual policy processes and the political dynamics behind the search for an international source of collective ethical values and social change.


international policy international relations morality NGO policy

Authors and affiliations

  • David Chandler
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for the Study of DemocracyUniversity of WestminsterUK

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