Challenging Empires : Open Space and Dissent in Movement

Suggested readings : Part 1 - Open Space, Civility, and Discontent

S4, September 28 : The question of civility

  • Exploration of the dynamics / dialectics of civility and incivility
  • Planning ahead to Midterm Review Workshop on October 12, including possibility of a longer session

Taiaiake Alfred, 1999 – Peace, Power, Righteousness, An Indigenous Manifesto. Don Mills, Ontario : Oxford University Press

L Amoore and P Langley, January 2004 – ‘Ambiguities of global civil society’, in Review of International Studies, January 2004, Vol 30, No 1, pp 89-110

Kenneth Anderson and David Rieff, 2005 – ‘Global Civil Society’ : A Sceptical View’, in Global Civil Society 2004/5, edited by Helmut Anheier, Marlies Glasius, and Mary Kaldor (London : Sage), pp 26-39

Helmut Anheier, Marlies Glasius, and Mary Kaldor, eds, 2005 - Global Civil Society 2004/5. London : Sage

Gideon Baker, 2002 - Civil Society and Democratic Theory : Alternative Voices. London : Routledge. Chapter 7 : ‘Models of Global Civil Society’; Chapter 8 : ‘An echo that turns into many voices : Zapatismo and civil society as revolutionary practice’

Norberto Bobbio, 1988 – ‘Gramsci and the concept of civil society’, in John Keane, ed, 1988 - Civil Society and the State (London : Verso)

Partha Chatterjee, 2002 – ‘On civil and political society in post-colonial democracies’, in Sudipto Kaviraj and Sunil Khilnani, eds, 2002 - Civil Society: History and Possibilities. Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press

Partha Chatterjee, 2006 - The Politics of the Governed : Reflections on Popular Politics in Most of the World. New York : Columbia University Press

John Brown Childs, 2003 – Transcommunality, From the Politics of Conversion to the Ethics of Respect. Philadelphia : Temple University Press

Michael Edwards and John Gaventa, eds, 2001 – Global Citizen Action. Boulder, Colorado : Lynne Rienner

Jonathan Fox, 1996 1995, 1997 - ‘How does Civil Society Thicken ? The Political Construction of Social Capital in Rural Mexico’, in World Development, vol 24 no 6, pp 1089-1103. First presented as paper at ‘Government Action, Social Capital Formation, and Third World Development’, conference sponsored by the Economic Development Working Group, Social Capital and Public Affairs Project, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Cambridge, Mass, May 5-6 1995. Subsequently reproduced in Peter Evans, ed, 1997 - State-Society Synergy, pp 119-149

Antonio Gramsci, selections from David Forgacs, ed, 2000 - The Antonio Gramsci Reader, New York : New York University Press

Craig Jeffrey and Jens Lerche, 2001 – ‘Dimensions of Dominance : the State and Class Reproduction in Uttar Pradesh, India’, in Chris Fuller and Veronique Benei, eds, 2001 - The Everyday State in Modern India, London : Hurst and Company (revised version of an article published in Development and Change), pp 91-114

Sudipto Kaviraj and Sunil Khilnani, eds, 2002 - Civil Society : History and Possibilities. Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press

John Keane, ed, 1988 - Civil Society and the State. London : Verso

Hagen Kopp, 2001 – ‘Fortress Europe … and the struggles against’, Chapter 22 in Kolya Abramsky, compiler, March 2001 – Restructuring and Resistance, Diverse Voices of Struggle in Western Europe (Self-published; available from AK press in the UK, (external link)), pp 167-173

John Keane, 2001 – ‘Global Civil Society ? A New Cosmology’, Chapter 2 in Global Civil Society Yearbook, 2001, pp 23-47, @ search=%22Global%20Civil%20Society%20Yearbook%20Keane%20cosmo%22  (external link)

John Keane, 2003 - Global Civil Society ? Cambridge, UK : Cambridge University Press

David C Korten – Globalising Civil Society, Reclaiming our right to power. New York : Seven Stories Press

David Lewis, October 2001 – ‘Civil society in non-Western contexts : Reflections on the 'usefulness' of a concept’. Civil Society Working Paper 13, Centre for Civil Society, LSE, @ search=%22Mamdani%20civil%20society%22 (external link)

Mahmood Mamdani, 1996 – ‘Conclusion: Linking the Urban and the Rural’, Chapter Eight in Mamdani, 1996 - Citizen and Subject, Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism, Kampala, Uganda : Fountain Publishers; Cape Town, South Africa : David Philip Publishers (Pty) Ltd; and London : James Currey Ltd; @ (external link)

Mahmood Mamdani, nd – ‘Good Muslim, Bad Muslim – An African Perspective’, in SSRC (Social Science Research Council) After Sept 11, @ (external link)

Elizabeth (Betita) Martinez, January 2000 – ‘Where Was The Color in Seattle ? Looking for reasons why the Great Battle was so white’. Extended version of article appearing in ColorLines, February 2000, Obtained over email, January 19 2000 (external link)

Bob Myers (Workers’ Aid), 2001 – Taking Sides Against “Ethnic Cleansing”’, Chapter 14 in Kolya Abramsky, compiler, March 2001 – Restructuring and Resistance, Diverse Voices of Struggle in Western Europe (Self-published; available from AK press in the UK, (external link)), pp 93-110

Robert Paine, 1985 – ‘The Claim of the Fourth World’, in Jens Brøsted, Jens Dahl, Andrew Gray, and ors, 1985 – Native Power, The Quest for Autonomy and Nationhood of Indigenous Peoples (Bergen, Oslo, Stavanger, and Tromsø : Universitetforlaget AS), pp 49-66

James Petras, December 1997 - ‘Imperialism and NGOs in Latin America’, in Monthly Review. Excerpt titled ‘Imperialism and NGOs’ available on (external link)

James Petras and Henry Veltmeyer, 2001b – ‘NGOs in the Service of Imperialism’, Chapter 8 in their Globalization Unmasked, Imperialism in the 21st Century (Delhi : Madhyam Books, by arrangement with Zed Books, London), pp 128-138

Maha Abdel Rahman, 2002 – ‘The Politics of ‘unCivil’ Society in Egypt, in Review of African Political Economy, no 91, pp 21-36

Jai Sen, November 2002d – ‘Civilising Globalisation ? Or Globalising Civilisation ? Some reflections towards civil governance and a conscious, critical globalisation’. A Paper for a Presentation to the Opening Session of ‘Helsinki Conference 2002 : Searching for Global Partnerships’ held in Helsinki, Finland, December 2-4 2002. Organised by the Crisis Management Initiative (Office of President Ahtisaari), on behalf of the Government of Finland. 38 pp

Jai Sen, July 2005 – ‘On Incivility and Transnationality : Towards Alliances of Critical Hope. Steps towards critically engaging with Muto Ichiyo’s concept of transborder participatory democracy’. A paper for Panel One, ‘The Long March of 50 Year People’s Movement : The Works of Muto Ichiyo’, on Day One of the 2005 IACS Conference ‘Emerging Inter-Asian? Subjectivities in Cultural Movements’, sponsored by Inter-Asian? Cultural Studies and hosted by the Korean National University of the Arts at the Ilmin Museum of Art, Seoul, South Korea, July 22-24 2005. Conference draft, 51 pp

Jai Sen, March 2006 – ‘‘Global civil society’ – looking for a definition’. Discussion note, 5 pp

Martin Shaw, nd – ‘Civil society’, in Lester Kurtz, ed, nd - Encyclopaedia of Violence, Peace and Conflict, San Diego: Academic Press, pp. 269-78), @ (external link)

Peter Waterman, 2001b – ‘Conclusion : Globalization, Civil Society, Solidarity’, in his Globalization, Social Movements and the New Internationalisms (London and New York : Continuum), pp 198-245

Peter Waterman, November 2005 – ‘Global Civil Society : A Concept Worth Defining; A Terrain Worth Disputing’, in NIGD News and Notes 11/05, @ (external link) Based on Notes for contribution to Workshop on ‘Zivilgeselschaft International: Teil des transnationalen Blocks und Kampfeld’, in ‘Kapitalismus Reloaded: Internationale Konferenz, Imperialismus, Empire und Hegemonie’, Berlin, November 11-13 2005. (external link)

Franke Wilmer, 1993b – ‘Fighting Back : Fourth World Peoples in the World System’, Chapter 1 in his The Indigenous Voice in World Politics, Since Time Immemorial (Newbury Park, London, and New Delhi : Sage Publications), pp 1-29

Franke Wilmer, 1993c – ‘The Great Cause of Civilization’, Chapter 4 in his The Indigenous Voice in World Politics, Since Time Immemorial (Newbury Park, London, and New Delhi : Sage Publications), pp 95-126

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