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.
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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.
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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

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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.
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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.
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Media Governance in Europa

Regulierung - Partizipation - Mitbestimmung

Author: Hans J. Kleinsteuber,Sabine Nehls

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3531932659

Category: Political Science

Page: 298

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The Idea of Global Civil Society

Ethics and Politics in a Globalizing Era

Author: Randall Germain,Michael Kenny

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134272898

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 248

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This book evaluates the claim that in order to explore the changing social foundations of global power relations today, we need to include in our analysis an understanding of global civil society, particularly if we also wish to raise ethical questions about the changing political and institutional practices of transnational governance. Bridging the normative concerns of political theorists with the historical and institutional focus of scholars of international relations and international political economy, this book is of broad interest to students and researchers concerned with international relations, civil society, global governance and ethics.
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Media and Society

Author: James Curran

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1849660328

Category:

Page: 400

View: 1891

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.
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Civil Society, Religion and Global Governance

Paradigms of Power and Persuasion

Author: Helen James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134110421

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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This is one of the first books to explore the nexus between civil society, religion, and global governance, their impact on human security and well-being, and significance for current debates in international politics. The contributors examine salient aspects of the secular state whose monopoly on, and control of, institutional violence has reified its use of power to such an extent that the modernistic separation of church and state is being called into question, as institutional limits are sought to the abuse of that power. The volume is clearly divided into six key sections: human security and human rights the politics of civil religion the ethics of civil development civil society and global governance cross-cultural perspectives on institutional development for civil society international civil society. Within these sections the illuminating case studies span a wide geographical extent from Central and Eastern Europe to Egypt, to Latin America, Iran, Bangladesh, Australia, the Pacific and East and Southeast Asia. Civil Society, Religion and Global Governance will be of strong interest to students, policy makers and researchers in the fields of human rights, religion, political science and sociology.
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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.
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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

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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.
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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

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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.
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Global Media Governance

A Beginner's Guide

Author: Seán Ó Siochrú,Bruce Girard,Amy Mahan

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1461636779

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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This book is a primer on media governance at a global level and the key influencing forces and organizations, such as ITU, WTO, UNESCO, WIPO, and ICANN. Anyone interested in the media and its progressively rising influence over so many dimensions of society can look here for an introduction to media regulation, governance structures, and trends. Published in cooperation with UNRISD.
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Global Governance: An Architecture for the World Economy

Author: Horst Siebert

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540004394

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 276

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Globalization deeply affects economic structures and raises the issue of how governments should respond to new challenges. In this book, various ways of improving the institutional setup for global governance are discussed by renowned experts. The discussion focuses on further liberalizing international trade, preventing international financial crises, and protecting global environmental systems. The advantages of free international trade as well as the fears of those who are against globalization are considered in the contributions.
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The International Criminal Court

A Global Civil Society Achievement

Author: Marlies Glasius

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134315678

Category: Law

Page: 186

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A new examination of the International Criminal Court (ICC) from a political science and international relations perspective. It describes the main features of the court and discusses the political negotiations and the on-going clashes between those states who oppose the court, particularly the United States, and those who defend it. It also makes these issues accessible to non-lawyers and presents effective advocacy strategies for non-governmental organizations. It also delivers essential background to the place of the US in international relations and makes a major contribution to thinking about the ICC’s future. While global civil society does not deliver global democracy, it does contribute to more transparent, more deliberative and more ethical international decision-making which is ultimately preferable to a world of isolated sovereign states with no accountability outside their borders, or exclusive and secretive state-to-state diplomacy. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of international relations, international law, globalization and global governance.
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Global Civil Society 2012

Ten Years of Critical Reflection

Author: Hertie School of

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023036943X

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Activists and academics look back over ten years of 'politics from below', and ask whether it is merely the critical gaze upon the concept that has changed – or whether there is something genuinely new about the way in which civil society is now operating.
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Globalization and Global Governance

Author: Raimo Väyrynen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847691555

Category: Political Science

Page: 285

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The world is becoming more integrated and interdependent, heightening the need for new approaches to global governance. How can the international community collectively respond to pressing global problems? What kinds of institutions are needed, and what kinds of instruments will help them function? A distinguished group of international scholars wrestles here with what global governance is and is not_and with what it might be, given a clearer understanding of the challenges and opportunities posed by international financial flows, communications technologies, environmental threats, domestic disorders, peacekeeping and intervention, and sanctions and incentives. Taken together, this collection of original essays pays special attention to the prospect for strengthening an institutional world order by encouraging and enforcing compliance with international norms.
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Global Civil Society?

Author: John Keane

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521894623

Category: Political Science

Page: 220

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Amid fears of terrorism, rising tides of xenophobia, and protests, John Keane explores the contradictory arguments and traces the historical origins, contemporary meanings and political potential of globalization. Defending the idea of a global civil society, Keane stresses the need for new democratic ways of living and demonstrates how it is linked with such developments as turbocapitalism, social movements and the political institutions of "cosmocracy." Keane's provocative reflections in Global Civil Society? draw upon a variety of scholarly sources and offer a fresh perspective on contemporary political thinking and new global problems. John Keane was born in Australia and educated at the Universities of Adelaide, Toronto and Cambridge. He is Professor of Politics at the University of Westminster. In 1989, he founded the Centre for the Study of Democracy. His most recent work is a study of power, Václav Havel: A Political Tragedy in Six Acts (Basic Books, 1999). His other books include Civil Society: Old Images, New Visions (Stanford, 1998), Democracy and Civil Society (Verso Books, 1998), Reflections on Violence (Verso Books, 1996), the prizewinning Tom Paine: A Political Life (Little Brown, 1995), and The Media and Democracy (Blackwell, 1991). He has been awarded many fellowships and research grants and has lectured throughout the world; he often appears on radio and television and is a regular contributor to The Times Literary Supplement. Currently he is writing a full-scale history of democracy.
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Knowledge Communication: Transparency, Democracy, Global Governance

Author: Claudiu Mesaroș

Publisher: Editura Universității de Vest

ISBN: 9731253491

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 153

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Knowledge communication is a subject intensely discussed nowadaysas there is much buzz in the academia about the crisis of scientific authority. Fundamental research but also popular culture, special magazines, traditional books, find increasingly rarer common terms with new audiences like web 2.0 practitioners and various multi-media consumers. There are even pedigree cultured people that seem to accept no more traditional communicating supports and act conflictually towards them. Some voices claim that general audiences are superficial and consumerist; but on the other hand many speak about lack of openness for the general audience from scientists themselves. The audience of science is therefore fundamental and all the papers in this volume touch it in many ways. Another direction that will be consistent with all these papers along the book is the knowledge as a resource for cultural and regional policies, tourism industry and so forth. Transparency, globalization, regionalization, have no meaning without distinctive specters of regions and local cultures that assert themselves besides traditional European countries.
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