The Rise of Civil Society and China in Global Governance

  • Guangqiu Xu


The rise of civil society in the international arena and the role of civil society in global politics have received much scholarly attention in recent years. Civil society is playing a role in international development that has an impact on China in global governance. This chapter will discuss the rise of civil society in the world and its major contributions, positive and negative, to world politics and investigate the implications of the rise of civil society in China to global governance. This study will show that China, as a rising power, is engaged actively in international affairs and is promoting good global governance, and that China not only plays a constructive role in international organizations such as the United Nations and the World Trade Organization but also plays a part in dealing with some major international challenges. The study argues that the rise of civil society and the rise of China are two important movements in global governance and that these two trends not only serve to increase progressively the effectiveness of the global system, but also will play more important roles in global governance in the future.


Civil Society World Trade Organization Global Governance World Politics African National Congress 
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