You are here

Global Civil Society Yearbook 2009

Global Civil Society Yearbook 2009
Poverty and Activism

Edited by:
  • Ashwani Kumar - Tata Institute of Social Sciences, India
  • Jan Aart Scholte - University of Warwick and the London School of Economics
  • Mary Kaldor - Director of the Conflict and Civil Society Research Unit, Department of International Development, London School of Economics, UK, UK
  • Marlies Glasius - London School of Economics, UK
  • Hakan Seckinelgin - London School of Economics, UK
  • Helmut K Anheier - Hertie School of Governance, Germany, University of Heidelberg, Germany

May 2009 | 376 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
The annual Global Civil Society Yearbooks provide an indispensable guide to global civil society or civic participation and action around the world. The 2009 Yearbook explores the framings, strategies and impacts of a range of actors on poverty and its alleviation. The overarching question is to whether such actors, in pressing for poverty alleviation actually achieve anything/empower the poor, or simply aid wealthy states in maintaining the status quo. The contributors are diverse, including scholars and practitioners from India, America, the UK, Australia, Thailand, and Mali.

The Global Civil Society Yearbook remains the standard work on all aspects of contemporary global civil society for activists, practitioners, students and academics alike. It is essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the key actors, forms and manifestations of global civil society around the world today.

Mary Kaldor, Ashwani Kumar & Hakan Seckinelgin
Harsh Mander, Virginia Xaxa, Lakshmi Lingam & Amita Bhide
1. Poverty Discourses and Global Civil Society
Sally Stares
2. Global Poverty Statistics and Civil Society
Smitu Kothari
3. Bringing Justice and Culture Back in: Global Action for Local Livelihoods
Jan Aart Scholte & Jill Timms
4. Global Organisation in Civil Society: the Effects On Poverty
Celine Tan
5. Global Civil Society and Budget Participation
Khaled Mansour and Heba Raouf Ezzat
6. Faith-Based Action in Development and Humanitarian Work
Vinay Lal
7. Living in the Shadows: Injustice, Racism and Poverty in the India Diaspora
Laurie Berg & Anna Samson, Pamela K Robinson, & Jane Wills
8. Economic Migrants, the Banana Supply Chain, and the London Living Wage: Three Cases of Global Civil Society Activism on Poverty
Jessica Dimmock, Mishka Henner, Sharron Lovell, Subhash Sharma & Ali Taptik
9. Viewing Restricted: [Re]Presenting Poverty
Jan Aart Scholte, Renate Bloem, Richard Samans, Kumi Naidoo, Chantana Banpasirichote Wungaeo, Virginia Vargas, Barry Aminata Toure & Chandan Sengupta
10. Global Civil Society Forums and Poverty
Marlies Glasius & Jan Aart Scholte
Helmut Anheier & Hagai Katz
Introducing Futures Research: Forecasting and Scenarios
Data Programme

I am still planning the course, but it likely that I shall list the book as a recommended additional reading. Our library has ordered a copy of book. It may well be that I put a chapter on the essential reading list (i.e. related to a seminar topic for a particular week), but this is TBC.

Dr Adele Langlois
School of Social Sciences, Lincoln University
November 13, 2009

Sample Materials & Chapters


Chapter Two

For instructors

This book is not available as an inspection copy. For more information contact your local sales representative.

Purchasing options

Please select a format:

ISBN: 9781848600157
ISBN: 9781848600140

SAGE Knowledge is the ultimate social sciences digital library for students, researchers, and faculty. Hosting more than 4,400 titles, it includes an expansive range of SAGE eBook and eReference content, including scholarly monographs, reference works, handbooks, series, professional development titles, and more.

The platform allows researchers to cross-search and seamlessly access a wide breadth of must-have SAGE book and reference content from one source.

SAGE Knowledge brings together high-quality content from across our imprints, including CQ Press and Corwin titles.