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 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."

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 and Resistance

Transnational Dimensions of Social Movements
Author: Jackie Smith,Jackie G. Smith,Hank Johnston
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742519909
Category: Political Science
Page: 257
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"Smith and Johnston bring together essays that assess the implications of globalization of political mobilization and explore the way that social movement actors are able to affect change in global political processes. Most of the material focuses on how global forces impact particular organizations or campaigns, but two chapters explore the building of transnational networks by environmental and other groups. Specific topics include Irish transnational social movements, the shaping of protected area systems in less developed countries, the anti-dam movement in Brazil, and the U.S.-Central American peace movement." -- BookNews.

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.

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.

Globalization, Social Movements, and the New Internationalism


Author: Peter Waterman
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 0826452205
Category: Political Science
Page: 302
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In a political climate where loose talk of a "third way" passes for political idealism, Waterman's passionate book examines the possibilities for a new style global solidarity suited to complex capitalist modernity. The author examines the past internationalism of Labour and socialists and the present one of radical-democratic social movements, discussing how the Left might build on this experience to recover a humanist and emancipatory tradition of internationalism, which would address our multiple global social problems.

Globalization and Social Movements


Author: P. Hamel,H. Lustiger-Thaler,J. Pieterse,S. Roseneil
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023055444X
Category: Social Science
Page: 258
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An inspiring collection that uses case studies and theoretical reflection to contextualise the linkages between collective action theories, social movement practices and the phenomenon of globalisation. All of the perspectives presented will force a rethink of the exact meaning of globalisation and the way in which such insights can be used to advance understanding of basic transformations occurring in the diverse world of the twenty-first century.

Globalizations and Social Movements

Culture, Power, and the Transnational Public Sphere
Author: John A. Guidry,Michael D. Kennedy,Mayer N. Zald
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472067213
Category: Political Science
Page: 418
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Explores how globalization affects social movements in different countries

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.

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.

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.

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

Beyond Colonialism, Development and Globalisation

Social Movement and Critical Perspectives
Author: Dominique Caouette,Dip Kapoor
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781783605842
Category: Political Science
Page: 286
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Development studies are currently in a state of flux. Long-accepted wisdom is being dismissed by new generations of scholars who increasingly set development and globalization on the same continuum as colonialism, premised as they are on a shared reductionist assumption that progress and growth are objective facts to be measured, assessed, and controlled. This book gathers contributions from a number of prominent scholars who are on the cutting edge of this transformation in development studies, and the result is a clear picture of where the field is today, and where it likely will be headed next. Positing a new “development from below,” one that foregrounds the perspective of previously marginalized groups and movements, the book enables us to reimagine development studies in a new, more productive, more radical way.

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

Global Social Movements


Author: Continuum
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826478573
Category: Political Science
Page: 231
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Articles by Sarah Ashwin, Upendra Baxi, Jim Beckford, Cynthia Cockburn, John Forrester, Paul Havemann, Paul Lubeck, John Mattausch, Ronaldo Munck, Peter Newell, Deborah Stienstra, and Steven Yearley

Social Movements for Global Democracy


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

Globalization from Below

The Power of Solidarity
Author: Jeremy Brecher,Tim Costello,Brendan Smith
Publisher: South End Press
ISBN: 9780896086227
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 164
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Brecher, Costello, and Smith chart out a dynamic and innovative strategy for building the movement to challenge unchecked coporate globalization.