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‘global civil society’. [http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/global/Publications/Yearbooks/2001/2001chapter2.pdf]
 
‘global civil society’. [http://www.lse.ac.uk/Depts/global/Publications/Yearbooks/2001/2001chapter2.pdf]
   
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==Critique==
   
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Ronaldo Munck:
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"For me, one of the underlying conceptual problems in this call is the reliance on the notion of global civil society, which I (and others) have critiqued at length elsewhere (www.researchgate.net/publication/225521084_Global_Civil_Society_Royal_Road_or_Slippery_Path ). Global civil society (GCS) in contemporary guise (See, for example, John Keane's Democracy and Civil Society or Mary Kaldor's Global Civil Society: An Answer to War) is based on universalist moral norms and values. This normative vision owes much to the work of Habermas, in particular the importance of communicative dialogue to fulfill the promise of the European Enlightenment. Thus, GCS is an ideal or virtual space, quite distinct from the actually existing civil societies around the world. This normative space is characterized by non-instrumental dialogue and ethical principles. It eschews all that smacks of self-interest and, of course, the merest hint that force might play a role in progressive social change and
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democratization. Reflecting its origins in Eastern European oppositional discourse pre-1989, this view of GCS is deeply imbued with the notion of “anti-politics,” the rejection of all state-oriented or party or mass politics in favour of an ethical, moral, and individualistic conception of the good politics.
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I have no problem with that, but it is not a global perspective. It cannot be the basis for a World Political Party because it does not reflect the politics of the global South in any way."
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(http://www.greattransition.org/publication/world-political-party)
   
 
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