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De-naming the beast: the Global Call to Action against Poverty and its multiple forms of publicness

Clive Gabay

in Rethinking the public

Published by Policy Press

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9781847424167
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781447303275 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1332/policypress/9781847424167.003.0009
De-naming the beast: the Global Call to Action against Poverty and its multiple forms of publicness

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This chapter takes as its focus global justice struggles and the possibility of progressive politics. Particularly, it focuses on the Global Call to Action against Poverty (GCAP), which, it suggests, comprises a multiplicity of public actors and objects. The contingent and unfixed qualities of any idea of an emerging global public produces problems of naming and categorising: the process of naming produces a premature fixity that fails to resolve the messiness of the publics who are summoned. The chapter also offers a stringent critique of the ‘unthinking globality’ that closes down any kind of relational and processual analysis.

Keywords: progressive politics; global justice; naming of publics; GCAP; global publicness

Chapter.  7023 words. 

Subjects: Organizations

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