Social Movements in a Globalising World

Social Movements in a Globalising World

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The growing interdependence on a global scale which characterizes the human condition at the turn of the century constitutes a challenge for both the mobilization of social movements and social movement theory. The present volume makes an attempt to adjust the perspective of the political process approach to a world in which political opportunities, mobilizing structures, framing processes and collective action of social movements are no longer confined to national political contexts.
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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 15.24mm | 322g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1999 ed.
  • XV, 256 p.
  • 023023531X
  • 9780230235311
  • 1,494,020

Table of contents

Table of Contents 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, Centre 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

'This invaluable collection of groundbreaking scholarship illustrates the vital and diverse roles social movements and NGOs have come to play in today's world. The volume's insightful contributions by leading academics in the field represent an extraordinary sample of theoretical and thematic approaches to the topic that has been widely influential for researchers from numerous disciplines ever since its first publication. This book should be on the required reading list of scholars, students and activists alike.'

- Dr. Martin A. Klimke, www.maklimke.com
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'A classic work in the field. In many ways, the field starts here.' - Lance Bennett, Director, Centre 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

'This invaluable collection of groundbreaking scholarship illustrates the vital and diverse roles social movements and NGOs have come to play in today's world. The volume's insightful contributions by leading academics in the field represent an extraordinary sample of theoretical and thematic approaches to the topic that has been widely influential for researchers from numerous disciplines ever since its first publication. This book should be on the required reading list of scholars, students and activists alike.'

- Dr. Martin A. Klimke, www.maklimke.com
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About Hanspeter Kriesi

ROBERT D. BENFORD Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA MYRA MARX FERREE Professor of Sociology, University of Connecticut, USA WILLIAM A. GAMSON Professor of Sociology, Boston College, USA and Co-director of the Media Research and Action Project (MRAP) DOUG IMIG Member of the Department of Political Science, University of Memphis, USA and Visiting Scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University BERT KLANDERMANS Professor in Applied Social Psychology, Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands RUUD KOOPMANS Senior Researcher, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin fuer Sozialforschung (WZB) CHRISTIAN LAHUSEN Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg, Germany GARY MARKS Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for European Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA DOUG MCADAM Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona, USA JOHN D. MCCARTHY Professor of Sociology, Pennsylvania State University, USA CLARK MCPHAIL Professor of Sociology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA FLORENCE PASSY Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Geneva, Switzerland JACKIE SMITH Assistant Professor of Sociology, State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA DAVID A. SNOW Professor of Sociology, University of Arizona, USA SIDNEY TARROW Maxwell M. Upson Professor of Government, Cornell University, USA MARGA DE WEERD Phd student of applied social psychology, Free University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
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