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.
|Title of host publication||Contestations in Global Civil Society|
|Editors||Roopinder Oberoi, Jamie Halsall, Michael Snowden|
|Publisher||Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Accepted/In press - 2022|