Ngos a new history of transnational civil society thomas davies a landmark history of international non governmental organizations forcing us to reconsider the role of transnational civil society in world affairs. By providing a history of international non governmental organizations ngos from the late eighteenth century through to the twenty first century this book sheds critical new light on globalization. In contrast to the conventional wisdom which sees transnational civil society as a recent development taking place along a linear trajectory he explores the long history of international ngos in terms of a cyclical process characterized by three major waves the era to 1914 the inter war years and the period since the second world war. By revealing the role of civil society rather than governmental actors in the major transformations of the past two and a half centuries he challenges conventional understandings of the evolution of world history. Tythomas daviess ngos a new history of transnational civil society vide a nar aims to prorative of world history from 1767 to the present in which private associations
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