NGOs: Searching for Solid Ground
Grzybowski, Candido, UNESCO Courier
The role of NGOs should be to foster the emergence of a worldwide civil society, the first step towards making globalization a more democratic affair
NGOs were not born yesterday, but the rising number of conflicts that have reverberated in recent decades around a world globalized in the neo-liberal mould has led them to multiply and diversify into highly visible bodies.
Who are the main players in this process of globalization? Governments (politics) and the market (the economy) are the twin pillars supporting the productive systems and structures of modern societies. So who has the legitimate right to change them? The societies themselves, for they alone are made up of citizens grouped together as a people, a nation or a country. The right does …
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Publication information: Article title: NGOs: Searching for Solid Ground. Contributors: Grzybowski, Candido - Author. Magazine title: UNESCO Courier. Publication date: September 2000. Page number: 35. © 1984 UNESCO. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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