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NGOs: A New History of Transnational Civil Society

Thomas Davies


By providing a history of international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) from the late eighteenth century through to the twenty-first century, this book sheds critical new light on globalization. The book’s unprecedented coverage spans business, development, educational, environmentalist, health, human rights, humanitarian, labour, peace, professional, religious, women’s and youth associations, amongst many others. In contrast to conventional wisdom, a cyclical account of the evolution of transnational civil society is delineated, and the book puts forward a comprehensive analytical frame ... More

Keywords: civil society, development, global governance, globalization, human rights, international relations, NGOs, peace, transnational history, world sociology

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199387533
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387533.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Thomas Davies, author
City University London

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