Participation, Representation and Global Civil Society
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Participation, Representation and Global Civil Society : Christian and Islamic Fundamentalist, Anti-abortion Networks, and United Nations Conferences

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This book focuses on religious fundamentalists' mobilization efforts against abortion in three United Nations Conferences. Using U.S. Christian and Egyptian Islamic fundamentalist groups as empirical cases, this account highlights these groups' efforts against the adoption of abortion in the 1984 Mexico Conference on Population, the 1994 Cairo conference on Population and the1995 Beijing Conference on Women. The account, which examines Northern (U.S. Christian) and Southern (Egyptian Islamists) anti-abortion networks' participation and representation within these forums, provides a unique glimpse into their engagement within international institutions.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 158 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 340.19g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739144618
  • 9780739144619

About Jane W. Muthumbi

Jane W. Muthumbi is Coordinator at the Central Hospice Palliative Care Network.show more

Review quote

Jane Muthumbi's book brings a careful eye to studies of global civil society by examining how religiously motivated groups in the global North and South have organized across borders to influence UN conferences focused on women and reproductive rights. Her careful analysis perceptively brings the dynamics of world civic politics into high relief, and clearly demonstrates that global civil society is an arena open to actors of all political stripes and that it often reflects existing global inequalities. Well researched and thoughtfully analyzed, this book makes an important contribution to our understanding of world politics. -- Paul Wapner, author of Living Through the End of Nature, and Environmental Activism and World Civic Politicsshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 1. NGO Participation and Representation in U.N. Conference Chapter 2 2. NGO Participation and Representation in the Mexico Conference on Population Chapter 3 3. NGO Participation and Representation in the Cairo Conference on Population Chapter 4 4. NGO Participation and Representation in the Beijing Conference on Women Chapter 5 5. Global Civil Society: Equal Participation and Representation among Northern and Southern NGOs?show more