Civil Society, Communication, and Global Governance

Issues from the World Summit on the Information Society

Author: Marc Raboy,Normand Landry

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820481128

Category: Reference

Page: 189

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In 2003 and again in 2005, the international community was called to take part in a World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). This two-phase United Nations summit placed an unprecedented global spotlight on information and communication issues. Civil Society, Communication and Global Governance provides a sweeping portrait of the players, structures and themes of the WSIS, as well as a critical analysis of the summit’s first phase, the issues it raised and the groundbreaking role played by civil society. Including an extensive bibliography, list of relevant web sites and key documents, this will be a basic reference source for everyone interested in the role of information and communication on shaping twenty-first-century societies.

Civil Society Media and Global Governance

Intervening Into the World Summit on the Information Society

Author: Arne Hintz

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 3825818063

Category: Art

Page: 313

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How do community, alternative and citizens media activists and advocates interact with global media policy processes? Are their concerns recognised, and do new forms of multi-stakeholder governance offer a place for them? Focusing on the United Nations World Summit on the Information Society, "Civil Society Media and Global Governance" examines agendas and strategies of media actors, traces successes and failures, and proposes a new conceptual framework for the relation of these media with global policy processes.

Global Civil Society 2007/8

Communicative Power and Democracy

Author: Martin Albrow,Helmut K Anheier,Marlies Glasius,Mary Kaldor,Monroe E Price

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412948002

Category: Social Science

Page: 408

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The annual Global Civil Society Yearbooks provide an indispensable guide to global civil society or civic participation and action around the world. The 2007/8 Yearbook focuses on the potentially powerful relationship between communication and democracy promotion. The Global Civil Society Yearbook remains the standard work on all aspects of contemporary global civil society for activists, practitioners, students and academics alike.

Digital Solidarities, Communication Policy and Multi-stakeholder Global Governance

The Legacy of the World Summit on the Information Society

Author: Marc Raboy,Normand Landry,Jeremy Shtern

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433107405

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 281

View: 8862

In 2003 and again in 2005, the international community was called by the United Nations to take part in a World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). This two-phased summit placed an unprecedented global spotlight on information and communication issues. At the same time, the WSIS represented a grand experiment in global governance: the active participation of non-governmental stakeholders in the development of public policies at the international level. Digital Solidarities, Communication Policy and Multi-stakeholder Global Governance examines the actors, structures and themes that shaped the WSIS with a particular focus on the role played by civil society. The book investigates how civil society self-organization has continued post-WSIS through the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) and other policymaking venues, and reflects on what the WSIS experience reveals about the challenges and opportunities embedded in the notion of multi-stakeholder governance and its implications for understanding global communication.


30 Years of Communication Geopolitics - Actors and Flows, Structures and Divides

Author: Julia Pohle,Patricio Tupper

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841506753

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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Two major regulatory activities have framed global media policies since World War II: the New World Information and Communication Order (NWICO) and the more recent World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). Through extensive research and testimonies from those involved, this book presents an in-depth account from the 1970s to today of the major issues concerning information flow in international geopolitics, including a look at the negotiations surrounding the major policy debates. Few studies of NWICO and WSIS have considered the continuity between the two activities—or included in the debate the crucial intermediary period between—and this book provides new insight into an issue of multilingual and multicultural importance.

Global Governance and NGO Participation

Shaping the Information Society in the United Nations

Author: Charlotte Dany

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415531365

Category: Law

Page: 182

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This book explores the limits of NGO influence and the conditions that constrain NGOs when they participate in international negotiations Through an empirically rich study of the UN World Summits on the Information Society (WSIS) this book conceptualizes structural power mechanisms that shape global ICT governance and analyses the impact of NGOs on communication rights, intellectual property rights, financing, and Internet governance. The institutional framework of UN negotiations makes it easy for states to exclude NGOs from crucial meetings and to neglect their most relevant demands, in part explaining why NGOs had only limited influence on the policy outcomes of the WSIS in Geneva 2003 and Tunis 2005, although high numbers of NGOs participated. Using a critical perspective, Dany demonstrates that despite the far-reaching participation rights for civil society actors, structural power mechanisms continued to limit the influence of participating NGOs and this contradicts the widely held assumption that extensive NGO participation necessarily increases NGO influence on the policy outcomes. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of international relations, global governance, the United Nations, and global information and communication politics.

Internet Governance and the Global South

Demand for a New Framework

Author: A. Bhuiyan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137344342

Category: Social Science

Page: 222

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A welcome addition to Palgrave's Global Media Policy and Business series, Internet Governance and the Global South documents the role of the global south in Internet policymaking and challenges the globalization theories that declared the death of the state in global decision-making. Abu Bhuiyan argues that the global Internet politics is primarily a conflict between the states - the United States of America and the states of the global south - because the former controls Internet policymaking. The states of the global south have been both oppositional and acquiescing to the sponsored policies of the United States on Internet issues such as digital divide, multilingualism, intellectual property rights and cyber security. They do not oppose the neoliberal underpinnings of the policies promoted by the United States, but ask for an international framework to govern the Internet so that they can work as equal partners in setting norms for the global Internet.

Communication, Development and Civil Society

Essays on Social Development and Civil Society

Author: V. S. Gupta

Publisher: Concept Publishing Company

ISBN: 9788180690501

Category: Communication in economic development

Page: 260

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Explores Linkages Between Communication, Development Planning In India, Literacy, Education, Poverty Alleviation, Health, Population, Human Rights And Development, Environmental Protection, Civil Society And Good Governance. Also Covers World Summit On Sustainable Development. 10 Chapters And 2 Annexures-Glossary And Bibliography.

Reformatting Politics

Information Technology and Global Civil Society

Author: Jodi Dean,Jon W. Anderson,Geert Lovink

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135442037

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 7739

This book examines the ways in which new information and communication technologies (ICTs) are being used by civil society organizations (CSOs) to achieve their aims through activities and networks that cross national borders. These new ICTs (the internet, mobile phones, satellite radio and television) have allowed these civil society organizations to form extensive networks linking the local and the global in new ways and to flourish internationally in ways that were not possible without them. Reformatting Politics consists of four sections containing essays by some of the top scholars and activists working at the intersections of networked societies, civil society organizations, and information technology. The book also includes a section that takes a critical look at the UN World Summit of Information Society and the role that global governance has played and will play in the use and dissemination of these new technologies. Finally, the contributors aim to influence this important and emerging field of inquiry by posing a set of questions and directions for future research. In sum, Reformatting Politics is a fresh look at the way critical network practice through the use of information technology is reformatting the terms and terrains of global politics.

Media and Society

Author: James Curran

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849660328


Page: 400

View: 2097

The fifth edition of this highly-respected collection of media and communication essays contains insightful analyses from leading international academics in the field on a wide range of key topics ranging from new media to film studies.

Die Rolle der Zivilgesellschaft für den UNO-Weltgipfel zur Informationsgesellschaft

Author: Petra Sander

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3640294599

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 212

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Magisterarbeit aus dem Jahr 2006 im Fachbereich Medien / Kommunikation - Sonstiges, Note: 2,0, Universität Leipzig (Institut für Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft), 250 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Abstract: 1. ZIELSETZUNG, METHODE UND AUFBAU DER ARBEIT Der UNO-Weltgipfel zur Informationsgesellschaft (World Summit on the Information Society, WSIS)war in zweifacher Hinsicht eine Premiere. Erstmals wurde global und auf höchster Ebene über die Auswirkungen, Chancen und gerechte Verteilung moderner Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien (IuKT) diskutiert. Und erstmals wurden die Zivilgesellschaft und der Privatsektor umfassend in den Politikbildungsprozess eines UN-Gipfels eingebunden. In einem mehr als dreieinhalb Jahre langen Prozess sprachen alle betroffenen gesellschaftlichen Akteure über die globale Netzsicherheit, E-Government, Meinungsfreiheit und die Überbrückung der digitalen Kluft (digital divide)1 zwischen Industrie- und Entwicklungsländern. Am Ende des Gipfels am 18. November 2005 unterschrieben die UN-Staaten eine gemeinsam erarbeitete Absichtserklärung und einen Aktionsplan. Das Besondere des WSIS war zudem sein normativer Charakter: Es sollte eine Vision der Informationsgesellschaft entworfen werden. Auf dem Gipfel wurde nicht nur über bereits gegebene Normen diskutiert, sondern es wurden auch neue Normen gesetzt. Das neue Phänomen der Informationsgesellschaft brauchte eine international anerkannte Definition, um greifbar und damit politisierbar zu werden. In meiner Arbeit möchte ich die Frage klären, welche Rolle die Zivilgesellschaft für den WSIS hatte. Hierfür werde ich erstens untersuchen, welche Rahmenbedingungen für eine Teilnahme vorlagen, und zweitens, wie die Zivilgesellschaft diese Möglichkeiten nutzte. Die Rahmenbedingungen für eine zivilgesellschaftliche Teilnahme an UN-Gipfeln sind über mehrere Jahrzehnte hinweg entstanden. Im Vorfeld des WSIS wurden einige Änderungen vorgenommen, da die bisherigen Regelungen nicht mehr zeitgemäß waren. Dennoch gibt es im UN-System keine für die Staaten bindenden Gesetze. Es handelt sich immer nur um Richtlinien und Empfehlungen, die durchaus interpretierbar sind. Während des WSIS-Prozesses kam es daher immer wieder zu Modifizierungen der Teilnahmemodalitäten und zu entsprechenden Gegenreaktionen der zivilgesellschaftlichen Teilnehmer.[...]

Knowledge Actors and Transnational Governance

The Private-Public Policy Nexus in the Global Agora

Author: D. Stone

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137022914

Category: Political Science

Page: 222

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Diane Stone analyses the role of experts shaping global policy via transnational knowledge networks which help create new spaces of public sector activity.

Global Civil Society 2004/5

Author: Helmut K Anheier,Mary Kaldor,Marlies Glasius

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412931320

Category: Political Science

Page: 392

View: 3292

The war in Iraq brought global politics into the living rooms of ordinary people around the world in 2003-4. This defining event, which influenced the domestic agenda in many countries, may change the way people perceive power and the politics of power. The Global Civil Society Yearbook shows how those perceptions can be shaped by the huge diversity of individuals, movements, NGOs, networks - and the ideas and values they represent - acting across borders and beyond national politics. Now in its fourth year of publication, the Global Civil Society Yearbook is the standard work on the topic, essential reading for social and political scientists, activists, students, journalists and policy makers. Global Civil Society 2004/5 adopts an unorthodox approach to major geo-political issues including oil, the Middle East and democracy. Yahia Said examines oil and activism, Mohamed el Said-Sayed explores Middle Eastern perspectives, and Heba Raouf Ezzat outlines a new multicultural approach to global civil society. The emergence of what Mary Kaldor calls 'a new kind of global politics' has implications for sovereignty and democracy, which Global Civil Society 2004/5 tackles head-on. Hilary Wainwright identifies the conditions in which global civil society can strengthen and reinvigorate local democracy. In contrast, Kenneth Anderson and David Rieff question global civil society's claim to represent world opinion, arguing that the hotchpotch of environmental groups, feminist networks and human rights activists are merely undemocratic and unaccountable 'social movement missionaries.' Global Civil Society 2004-5 includes a wealth of data on globalisation, the rule of law, NGO growth, values and attitudes, governance, civil liberties and a chronology of the myriad protests, conferences and campaigns that are the sinews of global civil society. "Global Civil Society 2002 was a gripping read. Global Civil Society 2003 was stimulating, informative and authoritative. I am delighted to recommend this series, which fills an important gap in research on globalisation." Anthony Giddens "One of the great unreported events of the last decade has been the total explosion of nongovernment organisations in developing countries of the world. While I was shaving the other day, I looked in the mirror and thought, "Wow, I am an NGO!" I have always been interested in this, but I am more interested since I discovered I was one. And that's why I'd recommend this Yearbook." Bill Clinton

Global Civil Society and Global Environmental Governance

The Politics of Nature from Place to Planet

Author: Ronnie D. Lipschutz,Judith Mayer

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791431177

Category: Science

Page: 365

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Explores the growing role of global civil society and local environmental activism in the management and protection of the environment worldwide.

Mediating Cultural Diversity in a Globalised Public Space

Author: I. Rigoni,E. Saitta

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137283408

Category: Social Science

Page: 187

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Through enhancing reflection on the treatment of cultural diversity in contemporary Western societies, this collection aims to move the debate beyond the opposition between ethnicity and citizenship and demonstrate ways to achieve equality in multicultural and globalised societies.

Globalization and Media Policy

Author: Paula Chakravartty,Katharine Sarikakis

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137098767


Page: 211

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This book takes a fresh look at media and communications policy and provides a comprehensive account of issues that are central to the study of the field. It moves beyond the "specifics" of regulation, by examining policy areas that have proved to be of common concern for societies across different socioeconomic realities. It also seeks to address profound gaps in the study of policy by demonstrating the centrality of historical, social, and political context in debates that may appear solely technical or economic. Media Policy and Globalization covers the institutional changes in the communications policy arena by examining the changing role of the state, technology and the market, and the role of civil society. It discusses actual policy areas in broadcasting, telecommunications and the information society and examines the often-overlooked normative dimensions of communications policy. Features*Provides a cross-disciplinary critical perspective of the politics of communications policy-making in a global context*Explores new issues in communications policy such as ethical concerns and the "internationality of policy"*Useful for upper-level undergraduate students, graduate students, and scholars of communications and media studies, and international and global studies.

The European Union and Global Governance

A Handbook

Author: Dr Jens-Uwe Wunderlich,David J Bailey

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136962816

Category: Political Science

Page: 380

View: 5932

The European Union and Global Governance: A Handbook aims to analyse contemporary debates in European Studies in order to provide lessons for the development, design and normative evaluation of global governance. It brings together scholars of European studies and international relations, where much of the literature on regional and global governance is located, thereby providing interdisciplinary lessons from the study of European Union and its governance that can be used to re-evaluate processes of global governance. Each chapter examines methodological, theoretical or empirical discussions within European studies in order to draw insights for current developments in global governance.

Global Governance

Building on the Civil Society Agenda

Author: Françoise Bouchet-Saulnier

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civil society

Page: 93

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Various global contributions explore how civil society organizations are contributing to the global dialogue on key issues, with a particular focus on humanitarian assistance, peacebuilding and development. It also highlights regional perspectives on the impact of civil society on governance and democratization process.

Frames and Connections in the Governance of Global Communications

A Network Study of the Internet Governance Forum

Author: Elena Pavan

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739146459

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

View: 2363

This book investigates through a network approach the progressive construction of a new Internet governance (IG) discourse resulting from the joint participation of institutional and non-institutional actors in the Internet Governance Forum.

Reclaiming the Media

Communication Rights and Democratic Media Roles

Author: Bart Cammaerts,Nico Carpentier

Publisher: Intellect Books

ISBN: 1841501638

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 292

View: 651

The book addresses whether the contemporary media conjuncture offers enough to our democracies, how their democratic investment can be deepened and how our communication rights can be expanded.