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Civil Society and the Summit of the Americas The 1998 Santiago Summit by

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Published by University of Miami Press .
Written in English


  • International relations,
  • Political economy,
  • c 1990 to c 2000,
  • Contemporary Politics - Latin America,
  • Democracy,
  • Political Science,
  • Archaeology / Anthropology,
  • Politics/International Relations,
  • The Americas,
  • Anthropology - Cultural,
  • Public Policy - Economic Policy,
  • 1980-,
  • Civil society,
  • Latin America,
  • Politics and government

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Edition Notes

ContributionsRichard E. Feinberg (Editor), Robin L. Rosenberg (Editor)
The Physical Object
Number of Pages756
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL12231777M
ISBN 101574540742
ISBN 109781574540741

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If one of those legs – government, economy, civil society – is too short or is cut off, the stool collapses. So the activists and the advocates that you have heard from have the most important voices at this summit. And when discrimination, poverty, inequality stifle those voices, then we . The 3rd Summit of the Americas was a summit held in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, on April 20–22, This international meeting was a round of negotiations regarding a proposed Free Trade Area of the talks are perhaps better known for the security preparations and demonstrations (known as the Quebec City protest) that surrounded them than for the progress of the s: 2nd Summit of the Americas. The Summit of the Americas process, which began at the Miami Summit in , has created unprecedented opportunities for the involvement of civil society actors in decisionmaking and the implementation of important initiatives in the social, economic, and . Since its publication in , Civil Society has become a standard work of reference for all those who seek to understand the role of voluntary citizen action in the contemporary world. In this thoroughly-revised edition, Michael Edwards updates the arguments and evidence presented in the original and adds major new material on issues such as civil society in Africa and the Middle East, global.

Civil society organizations and other social actors play an essential role in the Summits Process. Read More. Peru. History, geography, climate, culture, economy, tourism (festivals and events), news and more. Read More. Welcome. The Eighth Summit of the Americas was held on . The Summit of the Americas: Don’t give up on civil society By Victoria Gaytan / VickyGO / Ma As corruption scandals claim the Summit of the Americas host president, Peru’s Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, the fate of the April regional pow wow remains in doubt. The contemporaneous meaning of the concept of civil society started to develop after the French Revolution of In the 18th and 19th centuries the term was closely associated with the city and government. Among the definitions of the word civil are — not wild, not in anarchy, not without rule or government, not natural, not criminal, not military, civilized, not barbarous, not rude, not. It has become fashionable to think of civil society in black-and-white terms, as either democracy's greatest friend or its most formidable foe. The editors of and contributors to Civil Society and Democracy in Latin America are to be commended for avoiding that rigid, simplistic approach. They instead aim to show how civil society can both boost and weaken democracy.