This introductory chapter sets the overall context of global civil society in today’s global world. The authors will firstly provide a definition of civil society from social and political science perspectives. Then secondly, the authors provide a contemporary overview of global civil society debates in the current social and political environment; they also offer a short examination of COVID-19 and how this global pandemic has developed new spheres of contestation and collaboration. In the final part of the chapter, the authors present a brief overview of each chapter contributed to this volume.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationContestations in Global Civil Society
EditorsRoopinder Oberoi, Jamie P. Halsall, Michael Snowden
PublisherEmerald Group Publishing Ltd.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781800437005, 9781800437029
ISBN (Print)9781800437012
Publication statusPublished - 30 May 2022


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