Global Civil Society: The Role of UK Civil Society in a Rapidly Globalising World

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Author: Kumi Naidoo

Year: 2010

ISBN: 978-0-900259-70-8

This think piece examines why – despite all the citizen mobilisation around tackling the convergent crises of our time – humanity is still failing to deliver solutions commensurate with the urgency and scale of the global challenges we face, such as the implosion of the global financial system; escalating poverty; the threats of terrorism, trafficking and organised crime; and escalating concerns over energy security and climate change. Setting the role of UK civil society organisations in a global context, this paper aims to determine the responsibilities of UK civil society in supporting social movements in other countries with weaker democratic traditions and fewer resources at their disposal.