The Role of Transnational Civil Society

Rangelov, Iavor (2013) ‘The Role of Transnational Civil Society’, in Adam Lupel and Ernesto Verdeja (eds.) Responding to Genocide: The Politics of International Action. Boulder and London: Lynne Rienner Publishers.

Part of a volume that examines the political challenges faced by key global actors in genocide response and prevention, this contribution considers the role of transnational civil society.  While the focus is often on international NGOs and the media in this context, the paper argues for a broader lens.  It suggests that civil society’s most important role might be its contribution to the evolving global humanitarian regime – those ‘rules’ and ‘tools’ that shape international discussions and responses in the face of any particular crisis.

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