Social Movements and Globalization

How Protests, Occupations and Uprisings are Changing the World
Author: Cristina Flesher Fominaya
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137402164
Category: Social Science
Page: 248
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Globalization and social movements are inextricably linked. Contemporary social movements both shape and are shaped by globalization. Social Movements and Globalization explores this link, providing a fascinating insight into the dynamics, challenges and opportunities of contemporary social movements in a globalized world, whilst simultaneously revealing the effects, critiques and limitations of globalization. Engaging and accessible, the book's comprehensive introduction to the definitions, theories and debates surrounding social movements and globalization is richly illustrated by case studies from around the world - from Anonymous, to 15-M/Indignados, to the Zapatistas, the Arab Spring and more. In drawing on cutting-edge research, up-to-date analysis, and offering coverage of key areas of study - with chapters on the 'Global Justice Movement', cultural resistance, media, cyberactivism and the recent 'Global Protest Wave' of anti-austerity and pro-democracy movements - the book makes a vital and original contribution to a range of disciplines, not least Sociology, Politics, International Relations, Media Studies and Cultural Studies.

Globalization and Social Movements

Islamism, Feminism, and the Global Justice Movement
Author: Valentine M. Moghadam
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 144221418X
Category: Political Science
Page: 267
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This clear and concise book examines social movements and transnational networks in the context of globalization in all its forms economic, political, cultural, and technological alike. Deftly combining nuanced theory with rich empirical examples, leading scholar Valentine M. Moghadam focuses especially on three transnational social movements Islamism, feminism, and global justice. Now updated to explore the European anti-austerity protests, the Arab Spring, and Occupy Wall Street, the book considers the ways in which these socio-political protests were affected especially by the role of young people and social networking media. The book also includes a new chapter on the democratic nature of social movements, or the ways in which social movements contribute to democratization at both national and global levels. Defining globalization as a complex process in which the movement of capital, peoples, organizations, movements, and ideas takes on an increasingly international form, the author shows how growing physical and electronic mobility has helped to create dynamic global social movements. Exploring the historical roots of Islamism, feminism, and global justice, the book also shows how these movements have been stimulated by relatively recent globalization processes. Moghadam examines similarities and differences among the three movements, along with internal differentiation within each. Her argument is informed by feminist, world-systems, world polity, and social movement theories in a seamlessly integrated framework that will be essential reading for all students of globalization."

Social Movements and Globalization

How Protests, Occupations and Uprisings are Changing the World
Author: Cristina Flesher Fominaya
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9780230360877
Category: Political Science
Page: 248
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A cutting-edge and original analysis of contemporary social movements in a globalized world, providing a clear and comprehensive grounding in social movement and globalization theory and drawing on a range of case studies and examples from around the world, from Anonymous and 15-M/Indignados to the Zapatistas.

Global Citizens

Social Movements and the Challenge of Globalization
Author: Marjorie Mayo
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1848136870
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
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The dawn of the twenty-first century has been accompanied by an upsurge of anti-capitalist campaigning, challenging the very basis of the New World Economic order. Dramatic events such as the protests from Seattle to Genoa, have captured media headlines. But media headlines leave key questions unanswered, questions about the ultimate significance of the challenges posed by global social movements and the development of civil society, both South and North. This book sets out to explore the lessons from these experiences of social mobilisation. How can non-governmental organisations, community-based organisations and the labour and trade union movement develop effective campaigning alliances – without becoming institutionalised and incorporated themselves? How can they maintain an effective balance between winning immediate gains without losing sight of longer-term strategies for transformation? How can they work with celebrities to gain media attention -- without losing control of the message? And how can social movements develop organisational forms that are genuinely representative and democratically accountable, globally? These questions are explored through case studies of particular networks, movements and campaigns, to tackle the causes of social inequality and social injustice. It concludes by exploring lessons for building global challenges to neo-liberal agendas and developing more transformatory approaches.

Globalization, Social Movements, and Peacebuilding


Author: Jackie Smith
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 0815652283
Category: Political Science
Page: 312
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This book considers how global capitalism affects fragile peace processes in countries suffering under years of violent conflict. While these countries benefit from few of the resources made available through a global economy, they are nonetheless woven within, and reliant upon, the economic and political relationships such an economy demands. By including the work of anthropologists, economists, religious studies experts, sociologists and political scientists, this book presents a broad yet thorough exploration of the complexities of peacebuilding in a free market. "Much of the current research on peacebuilding focuses on domestic factors while failing to take into account both the international political context and the pressures of market liberalization on fragile peace processes," the editors write. "Indeed, what are apparently localized conflicts depend upon resource flows that extend well beyond national borders." Included in the text are specific studies of Africa, Asia, and the Middle East as well as considerations of conflicts on the global scale.

Globalization and Resistance

Transnational Dimensions of Social Movements
Author: Jackie G. Smith,Jackie Smith,Hank Johnston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742519909
Category: Political Science
Page: 257
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Globalization and Resistance brings together cutting edge theory and research about how global economics and politics alter the way ordinary people engage in contentious political action. The cases range from nineteenth-century Irish immigrant networks, to protests against World Bank projects in the Amazon, to contemporary transnational organizing for the environment, to the 'battle of Seattle.' The volume illuminates the different ways that globalization processes affect social movements, and vice versa.

Latin American Social Movements

Globalization, Democratization, and Transnational Networks
Author: Hank Johnston,Paul Almeida
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742553323
Category: Political Science
Page: 270
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The two current trends of democratization and deepening economic liberalization have made Latin American countries a ground for massive defensive mobilization campaigns and have created new sites of popular struggle. In this edited volume on Latin American social movements, original chapters are combined with peer-reviewed articles from the well-regarded journal Mobilization. Each section represents a major theme in Latin American social movement research. Original chapters discuss the Madres de Plaza de Mayo movement in Argentina and the Zapatista movement in Chiapas, Mexico. Also included in the book's coverage of the region's major movements are los piqueteros and antisweatshop labor organizing. This is the first study to focus closely on the related issues of neoliberal globalization, democratization, and the workings of transnational advocacy networks in Latin America.

Border Politics

Social Movements, Collective Identities, and Globalization
Author: Nancy A. Naples,Jennifer Bickham Mendez
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 1479898996
Category: Social Science
Page: 368
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In the current historical moment borders have taken on heightened material and symbolic significance, shaping identities and the social and political landscape. “Borders”—defined broadly to include territorial dividing lines as well as sociocultural boundaries—have become increasingly salient sites of struggle over social belonging and cultural and material resources. How do contemporary activists navigate and challenge these borders? What meanings do they ascribe to different social, cultural and political boundaries, and how do these meanings shape the strategies in which they engage? Moreover, how do these social movements confront internal borders based on the differences that emerge within social change initiatives? Border Politics, edited by Nancy A. Naples and Jennifer Bickham Mendez, explores these important questions through eleven carefully selected case studies situated in geographic contexts around the globe. By conceptualizing struggles over identity, social belonging and exclusion as extensions of border politics, the authors capture the complex ways in which geographic, cultural, and symbolic dividing lines are blurred and transcended, but also fortified and redrawn. This volume notably places right-wing and social justice initiatives in the same analytical frame to identify patterns that span the political spectrum. Border Politics offers a lens through which to understand borders as sites of diverse struggles, as well as the strategies and practices used by diverse social movements in today’s globally interconnected world. Contributors: Phillip Ayoub, Renata Blumberg, Yvonne Braun, Moon Charania, Michael Dreiling, Jennifer Johnson, Jesse Klein, Andrej Kurnik, Sarah Maddison, Duncan McDuie-Ra, Jennifer Bickham Mendez, Nancy A. Naples, David Paternotte, Maple Razsa, Raphi Rechitsky, Kyle Rogers, Deana Rohlinger, Cristina Sanidad, Meera Sehgal, Tara Stamm, Michelle Téllez

Beyond Colonialism, Development and Globalization

Social Movements and Critical Perspectives
Author: Dominique Caouette,Dip Kapoor
Publisher: Zed Books Ltd.
ISBN: 1783605871
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 304
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Development studies is in a state of flux. A new generation of scholars has come to reject what was once regarded as accepted wisdom, and increasingly regard development and globalization as part of a continuum with colonialism, premised on the same reductionist assumption that progress and growth are objective facts that can be fostered, measured, assessed and controlled. Drawing on a variety of theoretical perspectives and approaches, this book explores the ways in which social movements in the Global South are rejecting Western-centric notions of development and modernization, as well as creating their own alternatives. By assessing development theories from the perspective of subaltern groups and movements, the contributors posit a new notion of development ‘from below’, one in which these movements provide new ways of imagining social transformation, and a way out of the ‘developmental dead end’ that has so far characterized post-development approaches. Beyond Colonialism, Development and Globalization therefore represents a radical break with the prevailing narrative of modernization, and points to a bold new direction for development studies.

Social Movements in Development

The Challenge of Globalization and Democratization
Author: Staffan Lindberg,Arni Sverrisson
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1349254487
Category: Social Science
Page: 283
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Nationalist movements in the South have been superseded by a plethora of different social movements. This book examines these new movements and considers emerging paradigms of organization and mobilization, which are related to the role movements play in economic and political development. The book analyzes a number of cases and their context and discusses the implications for social movement theory. The focus is on social movements among underprivileged and middle class groups, and the book is global in scope.

Globalizations and Social Movements

Culture, Power, and the Transnational Public Sphere
Author: John Guidry,Michael D. Kennedy,Mayer Zald
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472023411
Category: Political Science
Page: 432
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Globalization is a set of processes that are weakening national boundaries. Both transnational and local social movements develop to resist the processes of globalization--migration, economic interdependence, global media coverage of events and issues, and intergovernmental relations. Globalization not only spurs the creation of social movements, but affects the way many social movements are structured and work. The essays in this volume illuminate how globalization is caught up in social movement processes and question the boundaries of social movement theory. The book builds on the modern theory of social movements that focuses upon political process and opportunity, resource mobilization and mobilization structure, and the cultural framing of grievances, utopias, ideologies, and options. Some of the essays deal with the structure of international campaigns, while others are focused upon conflicts and movements in less developed countries that have strong international components. The fourteen essays are written by both well established senior scholars and younger scholars in anthropology, political science, sociology, and history. The essays cover a range of time periods and regions of the world. This book is relevant for anyone interested in the politics and social change processes related to globalization as well as social-movement theory. Mayer Zald is Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan. Michael Kennedy is Vice Provost for International Programs, Associate Professor of Sociology, and Director of the Center for Russian and East European Affairs, University of Michigan. John Guidry is Assistant Professor of Political Science, Augustana College.

Social Movements and Organization Theory


Author: Gerald F. Davis,Doug McAdam,W. Richard Scott,Mayer N. Zald
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139444194
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Although the fields of organization theory and social movement theory have long been viewed as belonging to different worlds, recent events have intervened, reminding us that organizations are becoming more movement-like - more volatile and politicized - while movements are more likely to borrow strategies from organizations. Organization theory and social movement theory are two of the most vibrant areas within the social sciences. This collection of original essays and studies both calls for a closer connection between these fields and demonstrates the value of this interchange. Three introductory, programmatic essays by leading scholars in the two fields are followed by eight empirical studies that directly illustrate the benefits of this type of cross-pollination. The studies variously examine the processes by which movements become organized and the role of movement processes within and among organizations. The topics covered range from globalization and transnational social movement organizations to community recycling programs.

Globalization and Social Movements

Struggle for a Humane Society
Author: Prahlad Gangaram Jogdand,S. M. Michael
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788170338154
Category: Political Science
Page: 281
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With special reference to India; contributed papers presented at a national seminar held on 23rd and 24th March, 2001, at Institute of Indian Culture.

Globalization, Social Movements, and the New Internationalisms


Author: Peter Waterman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: N.A
Category: Political Science
Page: 302
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This book examines the past internationalism of labour and socialism and the present one of the new radical-democratic social movements (such as that of women and feminism). A new global solidarity is argued for here by the author.

Social Movements for Global Democracy


Author: Jackie Smith
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 080189686X
Category: Social Science
Page: 304
View: 2001

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This groundbreaking study sheds new light on the struggle to define the course of globalization. Synthesizing extensive research on transnational activism, Social Movements for Global Democracy shows how transnational networks of social movement activists—democratic globalizers—have worked to promote human rights and ecological sustainability over the predominant neoliberal system of economic integration. Using case studies of recent and ongoing campaigns for global justice, Jackie Smith provides valuable insight into whether and how these activists are succeeding. She argues that democratic globalizers could be more effective if they presented a united front organized around a global vision that places human rights and ecological stability foremost and if they were to directly engage governments and the United Nations. Illuminating the deep-seated struggles between two visions of globalization, Smith reveals a network of activists who have long been working to democratize the global political system. -- Dana M. Williams

Forces of Labor

Workers' Movements and Globalization Since 1870
Author: Beverly J. Silver
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521520775
Category: Political Science
Page: 238
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This 2003 book analyzes the dynamics of labor movements, introducing a new database on labor unrest events worldwide.

European Social Movements and Muslim Activism

Another World but with Whom?
Author: Timothy Peace
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137464003
Category: Social Science
Page: 196
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How do progressive social movements deal with religious pluralism? In this book, Timothy Peace uses the example of the alter-globalisation movement to explain why social movement leaders in Britain and France reacted so differently to the emergence of Muslim activism.

Power, Profit and Protest

Australian Social Movements and Globalisation
Author: Verity Burgmann
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1741140161
Category: History
Page: 392
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Mapping the development of social movements in the Australian political landscape—from feminism and Aboriginal rights to the new antiglobalization movement—this book argues that corporate globalization has threatened or transformed established social movements and sparked powerful new forms of social protest. The emergence of anticapitalist and anticorporate activism is analyzed, and the profound challenges posed by this newest of social movements to the state, to society in general, and to the labor movement in particular are outlined. This replaces 186373211X.

The Search for Political Space

Globalization, Social Movements, and the Urban Political Experience
Author: Warren Magnusson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780802059598
Category: Communities.
Page: 373
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A volume of 12 essays which together provide a critique of the statecentricity of contemporary political thought and an empirical study of the nature and effects of municipal radicalism. Magnusson (political science, U. of Victoria) argues for a postmodern approach to politics, asserting that the dialectic of sovereignty continues to confuse people's search for an effective political space. Paper edition (unseen), $21.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Alternative Pathways in Science and Industry


Author: David J. Hess
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262263149
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 344
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In Alternative Pathways in Science and Industry, David Hess examines how social movements and other forms of activism affect innovation in science, technology, and industry. Synthesizing and extending work in social studies of science and technology, social movements, and globalization, Hess explores the interaction of grassroots environmental action and mainstream industry and offers a conceptual framework for understanding it.Hess proposes a theory of scientific and technological change that considers the roles that both industry and grassroots consumers play in setting the research agenda in science and technology, and he identifies "alternative pathways" by which social movements can influence scientific and technological innovation. He analyzes four of these pathways: industrial opposition movements, organized against targeted technologies (as in the campaign against nuclear energy); technology- and product-oriented movements, which press for alternatives (as does the organic food movement); localism, which promotes local ownership (as in "buy-local" campaigns); and access pathways, which support a more equitable distribution of resources. Within each pathway, Hess examines reforms in five different areas: agriculture, energy, waste and manufacturing, infrastructure, and finance. The book's theoretical argument and empirical evidence demonstrate the complex pattern of incorporation (of grassroots innovations) and transformation (of alternative ownership structures and the alternative products themselves) that has characterized the relationship of industry and activism. Hess's analysis of alternative pathways to change suggests ways economic organizations could shift to a more just and sustainable course in the twenty-first century.