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Author McKeon, Nora.
Title The United Nations and civil society : legitimating global governance--whose voice? / Nora McKeon.
Imprint London ; New York : Zed ; New York, NY : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Author McKeon, Nora.
Subject United Nations.
International organization.
Civil society.
Alt Name United Nations Research Institute for Social Development.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 243 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "The UN is able to recognize key global challenges but is beset by difficulties in trying to resolve them. It represents the current global political balance but is also the only international institution that can move it forward." "Civil society can be a catalyst for this kind of change. In this book, Nora McKeon provides a comprehensive analysis of UN engagement with civil society. The book pays particular attention to food and agriculture, which now lie at the heart of global governance issues. McKeon shows that politically meaningful space for civil society can be introduced into UN policy dialogue. The United Nations and Civil Society also makes the case that it is only by engaging with organizations which legitimately speak for the 'poor' that the UN can promote equitable, sustainable development and build global democracy from the ground up." "This book has strong ramifications for global governance, civil society and social movements, as well as for the contemporary debate over the future of food."--Jacket.
Contents Prelims; 1 Setting the Stage; 2 The FAO, Civil Society and the Global Governance of Food and Agriculture; 3 UN-Civil Society Relations: A Comparative Look; 4 Conclusions and Ways Forward; Notes; Bibliography; ANNEX: Cross-System Survey Responding Entities; Index.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781848132764 (electronic bk.)
184813276X (electronic bk.)
9781848132740 (hbk.)
1848132743 (hbk.)
1848132751 (pbk.)
9781848132757 (pbk.)
OCLC # 609896980
Additional Format Print version: McKeon, Nora. United Nations and civil society. London ; New York : Zed ; New York, NY : Distributed in the USA exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan, 2009 9781848132740 (DLC) 2010275472 (OCoLC)268792628