The Voice of Global Civil Society: Models of Aggregation

to appear in Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria

Janel Smith

Published: October 2006

Keywords: civil society, globalization, globalisation, ngo, igo, governance, model, Civil Society


Civil Society Conference, Waterloo, Ontario, October 17-19, 2006

The purpose of this paper, which investigates a cross-section of recent transnational civil society experience, is to gain insights into the complexities and challenges inherent in existing models of civil society aggregation. Using an organizational theory perspective, the paper examines the various structural or compositional factors and strategic objectives adopted by the civil society coalitions. First the paper delineates the methodology behind the taxonomy of civil society models of aggregation. Then, each of the models of aggregation is briefly described.

Disciplines: Governance

Publication: Models-of-Aggregation-paper_Smith.pdf