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dc.contributor.authorChesters, Graeme S.*
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-05T07:09:16Z
dc.date.available2009-10-05T07:09:16Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationChesters, G.S. (2004). Global Complexity and Global Civil Society. Voluntas International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations. Vol. 15, No. 4, pp. 323-342.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/3591
dc.descriptionNoen
dc.description.abstractThis paper argues that recent struggles against neoliberal axioms such as free trade and open markets have led to a militant reframing of global civil society by grassroots social movements. It contests that this struggle to invest the concept of global civil society with transformative potential rests upon an identifiable praxis, a strange attractor that disturbs other civil society actors, through its re-articulation of a politics that privileges self-organization, direct action, and direct democracy. The paper further suggests that the emergence of this antagonistic orientation is best understood through the lens of complexity theory and offers some conceptual tools to begin the process of analyzing global civil society as an outcome and effect of global complexityen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11266-004-1235-9en
dc.subjectCommunities;en
dc.subjectGlobalisationen
dc.subjectSocial movementsen
dc.subjectSelf-determinationen
dc.subjectVoluntary organisationsen
dc.subjectPolitics;en
dc.titleGlobal Complexity and Global Civil Society.en
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
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