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By Bhikhu Parekh

Identification , tradition and discussion pursues the various vital matters raised within the author's Rethinking Multiculturalism focusing specifically on their effects for international politics. In it Bhikhu Parekh develops a idea of identification that mixes admire for variety with a dedication to redistributive justice and rationality and applies this conception to a number of key present debates on nationwide identification, nationalism, fundamentalism and terrorism starting up the case for discussion, international citizenship, and a number of ethics in the framework of a shared worldwide morality.

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When we think of such sites of networking, it is important to acknowledge the competition between various actors in these transnational network sites of political space. With respect to engaging northern publics, the BOAG INGOs specifically have been criticised in their recent campaigns for not being inclusive and for closing down political space (Hilary, 2013a). 34 International NGO Engagement, Advocacy, Activism That technology has been a great enabler for opening (and closing) political space is clear.

G. ’ Gaventa created what he calls ‘the power cube’, which is an analytical device prompting the analyst to examine the scales, levels and forms of power, and describes political spaces as opportunities, moments and channels where citizens can act to potentially affect policies, discourses, decisions and relationships that affect their lives and interests (Gaventa, 2006: 26). He uses the different dimensions of the power cube to analyse the challenges for INGOs and other civil society actors who are trying to challenge power relations, and goes on to emphasise the most effective approach, notwithstanding the different kinds of groups working within invited or claimed space.

The possibilities of space in the contexts listed above involve deliberation, networking and digital enablement. In order to examine these spaces of potential for INGOs, Chapters 3 and 4 will focus on key spatial elements and explore how INGOs are (or are not) utilising them. Political space – both real and imagined – is negotiated and such sites are schematic in the sense that they overlap and are not definitive. If change will occur anywhere, it will be within these sites. These sites include political deliberative spaces, for example such as those created or opened up by the Occupy movement and the World Social Forum.

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