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Global Civil Society Yearbook 2009: Poverty and Activism

by Ashwani Kumar, Jan Aart Scholte, Mary Kaldor, Marlies Glasius, Hakan Seckinelgin and Helmut K Anheier SAGE Publications Ltd
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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 2009 Yearbook explores the framings, strategies and impacts of a range of actors on poverty and its alleviation. The overarching question is to whether such actors, in pressing for poverty alleviation actually achieve anything/empower the poor, or simply aid wealthy states in maintaining the status quo. The contributors are diverse, including scholars and practitioners from India, America, the UK, Australia, Thailand, and Mali.

The Global Civil Society Yearbook remains the standard work on all aspects of contemporary global civil society for activists, practitioners, students and academics alike. It is essential reading for anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the key actors, forms and manifestations of global civil society around the world today.

Introduction - Mary Kaldor, Ashwani Kumar and Hakan Seckinelgin 1. Poverty Discourses and Global Civil Society - Harsh Mander, Virginia Xaxa, Lakshmi Lingam and Amita Bhide 2. Global Poverty Statistics and Civil Society - Sally Stares 3. Bringing Justice and Culture Back in: Global Action for Local Livelihoods - Smitu Kothari 4. Global Organisation in Civil Society: the Effects On Poverty - Jan Aart Scholte and Jill Timms 5. Global Civil Society and Budget Participation - Celine Tan 6. Faith-Based Action in Development and Humanitarian Work - Khaled Mansour and Heba Raouf Ezzat 7. Living in the Shadows: Injustice, Racism and Poverty in the India Diaspora - Vinay Lal 8. Economic Migrants, the Banana Supply Chain, and the London Living Wage: Three Cases of Global Civil Society Activism on Poverty - Laurie Berg and Anna Samson, Pamela K Robinson, and Jane Wills 9. Viewing Restricted: Presenting Poverty - Jessica Dimmock, Mishka Henner, Sharron Lovell, Subhash Sharma and Ali Taptik 10. Global Civil Society Forums and Poverty - Jan Aart Scholte, Renate Bloem, Richard Samans, Kumi Naidoo, Chantana Banpasirichote Wungaeo, Virginia Vargas, Barry Aminata Toure and Chandan Sengupta Conclusion - Marlies Glasius and Jan Aart Scholte Introducing Futures Research: Forecasting and Scenarios - Helmut Anheier and Hagai Katz Data Programme Chronology

Helmut Anheier (Ph.D., Yale University, 1986) is Director of the Center for Civil Society at UCLAs School of Public Affairs, where he is also a Professor of Social Welfare. From 1998 to 2002 he was the founding director of the Centre for Civil Society at