Social Movements in a Globalizing World

Paperback | September 15, 2009

EditorHanspeter Kriesi, Donatella Della Porta, Dieter Rucht

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Analyzing a broad range of movements, this volume, now available in paperback, reflects on the many challenges that globalization presents for transnational activisim. It explores how international government organizations might offer political opportunities and constraints for social movements, addressing both domestic and global problems

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Analyzing a broad range of movements, this volume, now available in paperback, reflects on the many challenges that globalization presents for transnational activisim. It explores how international government organizations might offer political opportunities and constraints for social movements, addressing both domestic and global prob...

HANSPETER KRIESI holds the Chair in Comparative Politics at the Department of Political Science of the University of Zurich, Switzerland. He is a specialist of social movements, but his wide ranging research interests also include the study of direct democracy, political parties and interest groups, public opinion, the public sphere a...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.57 inPublished:September 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:023023531X

ISBN - 13:9780230235311

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Table of Contents

Preface to new edition * Social Movements in a Globalizing World: an Introduction; D.della Porta& H.Kriesi * PART I: NATIONAL MOBILIZATION WITHIN A GLOBALIZING WORLD
Alternative Types of Cross-national Diffusion in the Social Movement Arena--D.A.Snow& R.D.Benford * The Gendering of Abortion Discourse: Assessing Global Feminist Influence in the United States and Germany--M.Marx Ferree& W.A.Gamson * A Comparison of Protests against the Gulf War in Germany, France and the Netherlands--R.Koopmans * The Diffusion and Adoption of Public Order Management Systems--J.D.McCarthy, C.McPhail& J.Crist * PART II: MOBILIZATION BEYOND THE NATION-STATE * On the Relationship of Political Opportunities to the Form of Collective Action: The Case of the European Union--G.Marks& D.McAdam * The Europeanization of Movements? Contentions Politics and the European Union, October 1983 - March 1995; D.Imig &--S.Tarrow * Injustice and Adversarial Frames in a Supranational Political Context: Farmer's Protest in the Netherlands and Spain--B.Kandermans, M. de Weerd, J-M.Sabucedo& M.Costa * Supranational Political Opportunities as a Channel of Globalization of Political Conflicts. The Case of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples--F.Passy *
Global Politics and Transnational Social Movements Strategies: The Transnational Campaign Against International Trade in Toxic Wastes--J.Smith * International Campaigns in Context: Collective Action Between the Local and the Global--C.Lahusen * The Transnationalization of Social Movements: Trends, Causes, Problems--D.Rucht * Bibliography * Index

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'A classic work in the field. In many ways, the field starts here.'- Lance Bennett, Director, Center for Communication & Civic Engagement, University of Washington, Seattle USA 'This book was a pioneer in developing transnational activism as a new research agenda. It is now a classic. At its 10th anniversary it continues to be a rich and indispensable source of inspiration for scholars and students in the field.'- Thomas Olesen, Department of Political Science, University of Aarhus, Denmark