Paper $48.95 ISBN: 9781848132757 Published August 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781848132740 Published August 2009 For sale in North and South America only

The United Nations and Civil Society

Legitimating Global Governance - Whose Voice?

Nora McKeon

The United Nations and Civil Society

Nora McKeon

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256 pages | 5.4375 x 8.5
Paper $48.95 ISBN: 9781848132757 Published August 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $95.00 ISBN: 9781848132740 Published August 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Contents
I. Setting the Stage
1. Scope and Methodology
2. A World Context in Flux: Challenges to Multilateralism and the Quest for Global Governance
3. Global Actors in Evolution: From International NGOs to Transnational Social Movements
4. Getting the Terms Straight

II. The FAO, Civil Society and the Global Governance of Food and Agriculture
5. Background
6. Civil Society and the World Food Summit
7. From Commitments to Action: Civil Society and the FAO on the Trail of Elusive Political Will
8. The Global Food Crisis: A Political Opportunity for Civil Society?

III. Comparative Look at UN-Civil Society Engagement
9. Civil Society Participation in Global Policy Forums
10. Civil Society and Summit Follow-up: Linking Global Commitments and Local Action
11. Governance of UN-Civil Society Relations: Interface Mechanisms and the Issues of Representativity, Legitimacy and Accountability
12. UN Reform Proposals, the Millennium Development Goals and Civil Society: Are We on the Right Track?

IV. Conclusions and Open Issues
13. Major Challenges for the United Nations in its Relations with Civil Society
14. Issues for Further Investigation

Bibliography
Annex: Cross-System Survey Responding Entities
Index
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