Thomas Keenan - Incommunicado Interviews
Thomas Keenan (USA) points out that the human rights movement is very sensitive to the criticism. Critics therefore are often regarded as being in support of the wrong actors, and betraying its ideals. Keenan considers the notion of 'global civil society' to be a very tricky term, since its dynamic is strongly related to global media platforms (satellite tv, internet etc). There is a certain actuality to global civil society that needs to be criticized, acknowledging the danger that it is being enlisted as the front actor of a borderless market world. To understand and recognise what is left out, global civil society needs to reshape itself. And while market forces should certainly not be underestimated, it also does not make sense to think of markets only in antagonistic terms.