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Author Gabay, Clive
Title Civil Society and Global Poverty : Hegemony, Inclusivity, Legitimacy
Imprint London : Taylor & Francis Group, 2012
©2012
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Edition 1st ed
Descript 1 online resource (182 pages)
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Series Routledge Studies in Globalisation Ser
Routledge Studies in Globalisation Ser
Note Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Table of Contents -- List of boxes and tables -- Acknowledgements -- Abbreviations -- 1 Introduction -- Something is happening here … conceptual clarity -- Conceptualising GCAP -- Research design -- Chapter outline - hegemony, inclusion, legitimacy -- Power: an interlude -- 2 Hegemony -- Introduction -- Monitory oppositionality -- Standing up against … who? what? -- Empty signifiers and contested meanings -- The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) -- Conclusion -- 3 Inclusivity -- Introduction -- Constituting the cosmos -- The multiple and contradictory practices of international NGOs in GCAP -- Reworking power -- Conclusion -- 4 Legitimacy -- Introduction -- Constructing GCAP at the grassroots -- GCAP acting … -- Conclusion -- 5 Implications and conclusions -- Introduction -- Framing the research -- Implications of the research -- Hegemony, inclusion and legitimacy: the holistic view -- Further avenues of research -- Final comments -- Appendix 1 Interviews -- Appendix 2 Email to research participants requesting participation for interviews -- Appendix 3 Consent form and information sheet shown to research participants at interview -- Appendix 4 Interview themes and questions -- Appendix 5 The Millennium Development Goals -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index
The Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP) is world's largest civil society movement fighting against poverty and inequality, incorporating over 100 affiliated country-level coalitions. It has become a significant global actor and its annual days of mobilisation now attract over 175 million people around the world. This book seeks to explore GCAP's power and its embodiment of emancipatory change. It develops a framework that assesses its external power as an actor by exploring how power works in it, and the relationship between the two. Gabay demonstrates that GCAP, and actors like it, may transcend some of the obstructions they face in navigating and proposing alternatives to dominant codes and practices of neo-liberal globalisation. Thematically, the book explores GCAP's constitutive powers along three axes: hegemony, inclusion and legitimacy. It draws on a wide range of social and political theory, including Liberalism, Anarchism and postcolonial theory and featuring case studies on Malawi and India. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, international development, global governance, social movements and civil society
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
Link Print version: Gabay, Clive Civil Society and Global Poverty : Hegemony, Inclusivity, Legitimacy London : Taylor & Francis Group,c2012 9780415520652
Subject Global Call to Action Against Poverty (Organization)
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