The Role of Global Civil Society in Global Governance


Globalisation is the most defining feature of the twenty first century. The globalised world faces new challenges such as climate change, terrorism, poverty and economic crisis. These challenges having no borders and cannot be solved by any country alone. These can be resolved only by coordinated efforts at the global level. Therefore, the world needs more effective forms of collaboration between international organisations, governments, the private sector and global civil society. The paper is an attempt to elucidate the role of global civil society as a means of global governance for the resolution of many global issues. More particularly, the aim is to understand how global civil society organisations are shaping the processes of global governance, and what their implications might be for the quality of governance at the international level.

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V. Mishra, "The Role of Global Civil Society in Global Governance," Beijing Law Review, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2012, pp. 206-212. doi: 10.4236/blr.2012.34026.

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